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THE RATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C., JULY 1, 1882.
GUIIEAU MUST HANG.
THE ASSASS!N'8 APPLICATION FOR A
How the Trisoncr Rcrrired the Xctts Fcriher Ap
peals for rreslilcnlinl Clcmencj The. Seo
Tillcs Again on the Surface Prepa
rations for the Execution.
Attho special meeting of the Cabinet to
consider the appeal of Guiteau's counsel for a
respite, it was decided not to interfere with
the law, and the assassin will, wo have
no doubt, expiate his crime on the scaffold
on the day appointed for the execution.
On the night before the decision of the
Cabinet was made Guitcau slept like a top,
and when he arose was as cheerful as could be,
humming and whistling snatches of hymn
tunes, though now and then indulging in
mnsic of a more worldly nature. After break
fast Guiteau turned his attention to tho Biblo
and read a number of passages of Scripture to
Mr. George Winters, the guard at his door.
To Mr. Winters ho said he was prepared to
go, and would just as leave bo hung then as
to wait till Friday. At this time tho news of
tho adverse decision on tho petition for a
respite had not reached tho jail, but he did not
seem to bo in any way interested in tho re
sult. Tho minister, Rov. Dr. W. W. Hicks, called
about 11:30 o'clock and remained for an hour.
He informed Guiteau of tho result at onco of
the efforts in his behalf. This announcement
did not seem to have a depressing effect upon
him, and ho talked as cheerfully as ever. Ho
expressed some feeling because the President
had referred the subject of his respite to the
Attorney-General, saying that President Ar
thur should have taken the responsibility
himself ; .that he (tho prisoner) had not ap
pealed to tho Cabinet, but to tho President,
and as his act had made him such, it was the
least the President could do to respite him for
a short time till tho case could be heard in the
Supremo Court of tho United States. Ho then
repeated that he was God's man and was in
God's hands, and asked Dr. Hicks to be at his
Bide when ho was hanged, saying that ho
DIE FOR HIS INSPIRATION",
feeling that God would justify him in tho
other world. He had now no personal interest
in the matter, but he felt for the Nation, which
would suffer in tho event of his being hanged,
and ho now fully expected to be hanged. Dr.
Hicks and the prisoner engaged in religious
conversation for some hours and, ere parting,
arrangements were made by which Dr. Hicks
would spend some hours with him daily, in
cluding to-morrow (Sunday).
THE DEATH WAEKANT.
The death warrant in the case has been pre
pared by Mr. W. E. Williams, deputy clerk of
the court. It is as follows:
In the Supreme Court of the District of Co
lumbia, May 22, 1SS5 :
United States agt. Charles J. Guiteau No.
Tho President of tho United States.
To the warden of tho United States jail of
the District of Columbia, Greeting: Whereas,
v Charles J. Guiteau has been indicted of felony
and murder by him done aud committed, and
has been thereupon arraigned, and upon such
arraignment has pleaded not guilty, and has
been lawfully convicted thereof; and whereas
judgment of said court has been given that the
eaid Charles J. Guiteau shall be hanged by the
neck until he bo dead, therefore you aro hereby
commanded that upon Friday, tlie thirtieth
(30th) day of June, in the year of our Lord, one
thousand eight huudrcd and eighty-two, (A. D.
1S32), between tho hours of twelve (12; o'clock
meridian and two (2 o'clock post meridian of
the same day, him, the said Charles J. Guitcau,
now being in your custody in the common jail
of the District of Columbia, you convoy to the
place prepared for his execution, within the
walls of the said jail of the District Columbia,
and that you cause execution to be done upon
the said Charles J. Guiteau, in your ouitody, so
being in all things according to said judgment,
and this you are by no means to omit, at your
peril ; and. do you return this writ unto the
clerk's office of said court, so endorsed as to
show how you have obeyed the same. Witness:
D. K. Cartter, Chief Justice of said court.
The warrant will be signed on Monday by
Mr. Meigs, the clerk of the court, and hent to
PREPARATIONS TOR THE EXECUTION.
The windows on the east side of tho south
Wing of the jail, in which Guiteau's cell is lo
cated, have been curtained to shut out the
light. This morning the rope which is to be
used in tho execution was rigged up for the oc
casion. It is a fine piece of manilla, originally
Ecvcn-cighths size, which has been stretched
until it is now of but three-fourths size, and is
forty-six feet long. It is as soft and pliable as
it can be made. After having been laid out,
the ends Were firmly bound with twine and
the knot was tied. This is probably the best
made hangman's knot ever prepared in the
District, being as compact as possible. It has
Bix turns in it, tho end, after passing through
tho loop at the top of the wrap, having a com
mon knot in it to keep it from slipping. When
it was completed", there were various compli
mentary remarks made upon it, and one of tho
soldiers looking on remarked, "Isn't that a
daisy?" "Sec how slick she slips," and other
like remarks. At the samo time the pinioning
cords, of stout cotton twine, were prepared.
These aro four in number, to tie the arms and
hands behind tho back, and are throe and four
feet respectively. The only preparation was
cutting the cord in proper lengths, and care
fully wrapping the ends.
GUITEAU IN A NEW CELL.
A few days ago Guiteau was assigned tho
next adjoining cell southward from tho one he
has been occupying during tho day. Over tho
window of the cell was placed a wooden'scrcen
to darken it somewhat. Tins action surprised
the prisoner somewhat, and ho was at a los.s to
account for it. Finally he got tho impression
that it was done in order to remove him from
the rotunda, and to prevent him hearing re
marks which perhaps he might not like. Into
this cell he moved his chair and table with his
hooks and papers, including his Biblo and a
work given him by Rev. Dr. Hicks. As lias been
stated, Guitcau does not seem inclined to do
much religious reading when lie has hopes of a
reprieve. Since the last effort was begun he
has not done much reading.
GUITEAU'S VIEWS OF JOHN RUOWN.
He was in a remarkably cheerful mood and
conversed familiarly with the guard on duty.
Incidentally the subject of John Brown's raid
was mentioned, when Guitcau brightened up
and said, "Yes, ho was God's man and was
doing God's work. His case was one of inspi
ration." He continued to speak of Brown as a
martyr whose name would go down to posterity.
HE WAS PLACID AND QUIET
studying the Revelation of St. John and pond
ering. After his breakfast lie took a consti
tutional of about half an hour pacing up and
down in front of his cell. At 10:30 Dr. Hicks
arrived and repairing at once to tho prisoner's
cell passed about twenty minutes in close con
versation witli him,.dirccting his thoughts up
wards, and reminding him of the life to come.
Then after Dr. Hicks retired Guiteau onco
more rosumed his solitary perambulation and
was left undisturbed- during the rest of the
day. It is a singular trait in this Remark
able man's character that although openly pro
testing that he is not afraid to die, and that
being "God's man," the Lord will protect his
own, ho is crafty enough to avail himself of
ANY OPPORTUNITY THAT MAY LEAD TO A
On Monday when General Crocker visited him
ho said very nonchalantly : " Say, General, you
don't look well. Suppose you go out in tho
country to-morrow and stay there for a few d?ys.
Then, you know." lie added after a pause, " the
execution- can't take place until you return."
Evidently he didn't remember that the deputy
could see the execution carried out in the war
den's absence. Mrs. Scovillo and her little
daughter are in the city, but the persistent in
terviewer failed to elicit any information from
her. Mrs. Scovillo at onco communicated with
Mr. Eeed and her brother John W. Guitcau.
She intends to see tho President and intercede
in her brother's behalf for executive clemency.
In the afternoon, after tho Cabinet meeting,
Mr. Guitcau had an interview, lasting
OVER TWO HOURS, WITH THE PRESIDENT.
Mr. Guitcau presented a synopsis of his pam
phlet showing his brother's insanity. It is un
derstood that Mr. Guiteau did not press so much
upon the legal side of the question as to implore
cxecntive clemency. The President attentively
followod Mr. Guiteau, but it was .plain to see
held out no hopes to him. Ho intimated that
tho Cabinet and the highest legal officer of the
Government had passed upon the question,
and that therefore he could not intorfcro with
tho duo process of the law, and that the sen
tence of the law must be carried out on Friday.
A patent scaffold, which tho inventor was so
anxious to have General Crocker use, has been
declined, and tho finishing touches have been
TOE ENGINE OP DEATO.
Everything is ready for tho final act of tho
drama. But one thing moro remains to bo
done, and that is to rig tho rope, and this will
not bo done until the morning of the execu
tion. Tho rush on General Crocker for passes
to witness tho taking oil' is something tremend
ous, and he says ho never experienced anything
like it before. So far ho has received over
twenty thousand applications.
TOE PHYSICIANS TO RE PRESENT.
Dr. Noble Young will be the doctor in charge,
and thcro will also be present Drs. MacWil
liams, Johnson Elliott, Van Armmi, Coroner
7" Tcrson, J. F. nartiscan, Hagncr, and A. E.
King. Drs. Bliss and Reyburn have expressed
no desire to bo present, although they probably
will bo there. The jury will be impannelled
from members of the press.'and will be selected
on Friday morning. The Western Union Tel
egraph Company, the New York Associated
Press, and tho National Associated Press will
run special wires into the jail, so as to be in a
position to meet all their requirements. Gen.
Crocker's private office will bo turned into a
temporary telegraph office. Guiteau has pro
pared "niS LAST DYING WORDS."
He will reiterate that he was inspired to do
tho horrid deed, that he is a patriot, Stalwart,
&c, and that the responsibility of his death
rests with the American people, and they will
beheld responsible for it. The "last words"
will contain nothing new, because all that can
be paid ho lias repeated timo and time again
with monotonous iteration. A reporter asked
Gen. Crocker, who has had splendid chances of
judging.Guitcau, whether he believes his pris
oner will bravely meet his doom or if he will..
break down. Gen. Crocker saw. Break down
in the ordinary sense of the word, no. But it
all depends in what frame of mind he is in
how he acts on the scaffold. I believe him to
be the greatest coward on earth, but his tre
mendous egotism and pride will probably keep
him up. If Dr. Hicks should cross him at all
just prior to going to the scaffeld there will be
a scene, and there is no knowing what may
happen. Still, I don't believe ho will break
Rov. Dr. Hicks stated yesterday that he lias
not asked tho President to rcspito Guitcau on
tho ground of insanity, as ho docs not claim
to be an expert on that question. Ho has seen
the President merely in order that ho might
give any information in regard to Guiteau's
conduct while under his observation that
might be desired. He says that Guiteau is
steadfast in his.theory of inspiration, and does
not want to see his brother or anybody else
who says he is insane. When informed of tho
efforts being made to obtain him a respite,
Guiteau said he hoped tho President would
find it his duty to God to grant him a pardon,
as that might bo tho means of educating tho
people up to his theory of inspiration, but if
it could not bo done he would rather hang, the
sooner the better. His last admonition to Dr.
Hicks in regard to seeing the President was in
the following words. ' Go no moro. Tho
matter is now between him (the President)
and God. Let him act as he must give an
account. He is responsible to God."
Among the prominent membcrsof the Grand
Army who visited Washington after tho clos
ing of the Encampment at Baltimore, and who
while here called and inspected the printing
and publication offices of Tin: National Tri
bune, were tho following: W. H. Armstrong,
Inspector, Department of Indiana; Guy F.
Gould, P. J. V. Commander-in-Chief; General
J. B. Steedman, Past Department Commander,
Ohio; Win. H. Hart, Senior Vice Commander,
Department of Massachusetts; Dr. Azel Ames,
Jr., Medical Director, Department of Massa
chusetts, and Surgeon-General G. A. R. ; Jas.
F. Meech, Adjutant-General, Department of
Massachusetts; J. H. Culver, of Milford, Neb.,
Council of Administration and Executive Com
mittee for the West; G. W. Fitzpatrick, M. D.,
Medical Director, Department of Missouri;
Nat. W. Gwynne, Assistant Adjutant-General,
Department of Missouri.
The House Committee on tho Judiciary has
under consideration a proposition to pay the
claims which grew out of the Mormon war,
and which amount in tho aggregate to about
$130,000. Action has been deferred until next
The Cabinet meeting Tuesday was attended
by all the members. The session was short and
unimportant. The caso of tho assassin, Gui
teau, was not mentioned at all.
It is understood that Secretary Teller has
determined upon the appointment of Richard
Sylvester as secretary of the Uto Commission.
Mr. Sylvester is a native of Iowa, now a resi
dent of this city. The Uto Commission con
sists of Henry Page, of Arkansas; Jackson Orr.
of Iowa; Colonel Maypenny, of Ohio, and Mr.
MacMorris, of Colorado. The commission is fo
go to southern Colorado and allot in severalty
the lands that haTo been cho-cn for tho reser
vation of the southern Ute Indians.
John T. Caine, F. S. Richards, D. H. Perry
and W. D. Johnson, of Utah, .'ire in Washing
ton as the delegation ..appointed by a conven
tion held in Salt Lake City in April bust, com
posed of representatives from all parts of thu
territory, which adopted a State constitution
and memorial to Congress asking tho admis
sion of Utah into the Union as a Slate. The
constitution thus adopted was submitted to a
vote of tho people on the 22d day of May, and
resulted in a vote of nearly .28,000 for tho con
stitution to less than 500 against. The consti
tution is said to be very liberal in its provis
ions, extending equal rights to all citizens of
the State, irrespective of religious belief.
The receipts of the United States Patent
Office so far this year have been half a million
of dollars and the year is not yet half out.
Commissioner Marble says ho expects the total
for the year will exceed a million of dollars.
Tho Senate in executivq session confirmed
the following nominations: Pay Inspector
Joseph A. Smith, to" be Chief of Bureau of
Provisions and Clothing and Paymaster-General
of tho Navy; Charles II. Williams so be
postmaster at Lancaster, Ohio.
Tho Commissioner of Indian Afiairs has sent
a communication to the Secretary of the Interior
with regard to the matter of the enlistment of
Indians as soldiers in the army. In the com
munication the commissioner will recommend
that the War Department be required, if it en
lists Indians as soldiers, not to enlist them for
a shorter tonn of service than four years or
such length of time as whito men aro enlisted
Prof. Georgo W. Hawes, curator of tho Na
tional Museum in this city, died a few days aeo
at Colorado Springs. Ho had devoted himself
with great zeal and success to that branch of
geology known as lithology, making many
original microscopical investigations in the in
terest of science. Death was caused by rapid
consumption. Tho remains were interred at
President Arthur, accompanied by Senators
Hampton, Vest, and Jones of Nevada, made an
excursion on Friday of last week to Senator
Hampton's summer house, on the Potomac near
Point of Rocks, aud spent a delightful day in
fishing for bass.
Tho counsel for Mrs. Christiancy has had
made of record an order dismissing the cross
bill brought by her against ox-Senator Chris
tiancy, and now the case stands on the original
bill and answer. Tho testimony in behalf of
this cross-bill has all been taken and that of
the husband in reply nearly completed. By
the dismissal of tho bill the testimony drops.
What tho purpose is in withdrawing the bill
remains yet to bo dovelopcd.
WniLE the bill increasing the pay of soldiers'
pensions who lost a limb in the service which
has passed tho Honsc, as previously noticed
has not yet been reported to tho Senate, the
general impression is that it will be reported
favorably and that it will pass. Readers of
The National Tribune will bo fully advised
as to all legislation affecting tho interests of
the soldier. Tell this to your comrades who
are not subscribers, and remind them that one
dollar expended for a year's subscription is tho
best investment they can make.
THE JEANNETTE'S VICTIMS.
A Pathetic Record or Suffering and Death from
lia Long's Note-Book.
The Secretary of the Navy has received a
communication from Engineer Melville giving
an account of the finding of tho bodies of
Do Long and his party in the Lena Delta. It
is tho samo narrative that was published in
the press dispatches of June 19, with tho
entries in Commander Do Long's note-book
added. The first of theso entries was made
Octoborl,lS31,andis as follows: "Onohundred
and eleventh day, and a new month. Called
all hands as soou as tho cook announced' boil
ing water, and at 0:15 had our breakfast half
pound of deer meat and tea. The doctor re
sumed the cutting away of poor Erickson's
toes this morning. No doubt it will have to
continuo till half his feet are gone or death
ensues or wo get to a sottlemcut. Only one
too left now."
On October 4th a touching instance of the de
votion of Alexy to his commander is noted.
The previous night was terribly cold, and
Alexy wrapped his sealskin around Do Long
and kept him warm with the heat of his own
body. In the morning Erickson was uncon
scious. He was lashed to a sled aud the
journey resumed. A largo hut was found and
for the first time in many days they were able
to make themselves comfortable. In tho even
ing each one had a half pound of dog meat
and a cup of tea. Erickson died Thursday,
October 5. The ground was so hard frozen
that his surviving .companions could not dig
a grave for him, so they sewed the body in tho
Haps of a tent, dropped it in the river and
fired three volleys from their rifles. On this
day De Long wrolo iu his notebook: "What in
God's name is to become of us? Fourteen
pounds of dog meat left and twenty-five miles
to a possible settlement."
On the ncxtduy ho made tho following en
"Friday, October G. One hundred aud sev
enteenth day; breakfast consisting of the last
half pound of dog meat and lea. The Ihst
grain of tea was put in the kettle, and we are
now about to undertake a journey of twenty
five miles with some old tea leaves and two
quarts of alcohol. However, I trust in God,
and 1 believe that He who has fed us thus far
will not suffer us to die of want now."
An entry made October 8 shows that alcohol
is of great value in the absence of food. Com
mander Dc Long writes:
" Saturday, October 7. Called all hands at
5:30; breakfast, half ounce of alcohol and a
pint of hot water. Alcohol proves of great ad
vantage; keeps of craving for food, preventing
gnawing at stomach, and has kept up tho
stiength of the men as given, three ounces per
day, in accordance with Dr. Ambler's experi
ments." On Sunday, October 9, Noros and Ninder
man were sent ahead to look for help, and, as
has been stated before, they fell in with Dan
enhoweiJs party and were rescued. Tho brief
entries made by Do Long after this simply re
cord the suggestive stages of slow starvation.
"Thursday, 13. Willow tea. No news com
Ninderman. We are in the bunds of God, and
unless He relents wo arc lost. Wo cannot move
against tho wind, and staying hero means star
vation. Afternoon went ahead for a mile. After
crossing another river, or a bend of tho big ono,
missedLec. Went down in a hole in bank and.
camped. Sent back for Lee. Ho had lain down
and was waiting to die. All united in saying
Lord's prayer and creed. After supper strong
gale of wind. Horrible nignt."
Tho bill of fare for Friday, October 15, was,
"breakfast, willow tea; dinner, one-half spoon
ful sweet oil and willow tea." Alexy shot' a
ptarmigan, aud there was soup in the evening.
Tho breakfast on Saturday morning was " wil
low tea and two old boots."
Now and then Alexy, who was the hunter
for the party, shot a ptarmigan, from which
soup was made, but on October 10 ho broke
down. On the following day Dr. Ambler bap
tized him, and he died about sunset, llis body
was laid on the ice on tho river and covered
with slabs of ice. Xock and Lee next suc
cumbed to starvation and were laid up.
Players wofe read for tho sick. Kock was
found dead at midnight, October 21, 'as
he luy between Dr. Ambler and Do Long.
Leo died about noon of the same day.
Do Long makes this pathetic entry: "Too
weak to cany the bodies of Lee and Kock out
on the ice. Tiio Doctor, Collins and myself
carried them around the corner out of sight.
Then my eyo closed up."
Iverson died on Friday, October 28. Dressier
died on Saturday night, October 29. Tho fol
lowing is tho last entry in tho hook :
"Sunday, Oct. CO, l-10tli day. Boyd and
Gartz died during tho night. Mr. Collins dy
ing" De Long, Surgeon Ambler, and Ah Sam, tho
cook, were still alive when this record was
made, but they must have died soou aftorwurds.
REVIEW OF THE WEEK.
Representative Ilubbell, chairman of the
Republican Congressional Committee, lias ad
dressed a letter to George William Curtis rela
tive to a circular sent by Mr. Curtis to large
numbers of persons employed, in the service of
the Government, advising them toTcfraiu from
complying with tho request of the Republican
Congressional Committee for a contribution to
its campaign fund. In this circular Mr. Curtis
stated that, in tho opinion of counsel, as tho
members of tho Republican Congressional
Committee aro officers of tho United States
Government, jill persons making contributions
to such committee will render themselves liable
under section G, chapter 2S7, United States
statutes. Mr. Hubbcll claims that the law is
misstated in the circular, that persons paying
do not become liable to a penalty, and chal
lenges Mr. Curtis to unite with him in request
ing tho President to ask an opinion of tho
Attorney-General. Mr. Hubbcll further says :
"If you desire any other lorm of action in any
tribunal which can give immediate considera
tion of tho point I will join you in testiug.thc
soundness of the circular, and I invito you to
this mode of settlement as both moro manly
and moro honorable than your attempt to con
fuse the action or alarm tho minds of the
employees alluded to."
The House Committee on Elections has'
directed Representative Waitc, of Connecticut,
to report to tho House a resolution in the con
tested eloction caso of Smalls against Tillman.
Tho resolution is the same as that adopted by
the second sub-committee. It declares that
Mr. Tillman was not elected; that-Mr. Smalls
was, and recommends that the contestant bo
seated. The committee adopted a resolution
in the Alabama contested caso of Strobach
against Herbert? which recommends that the
House declare the contest dismissed, and that
leave be granted to the contestant to withdraw
his papers without prejudice. Tho report
agreed upon by tho committee on Juuo G in
the Alabama caso of Smith against Shelley,
recommending tho seat bo declared vacant,
has been ordered to bo reported to tho
House. Tho committeo decided to hear argu
ment in tho Maino contested caso of Anderson
against Reed and in tho Virginia case of Stovall
against Cabell. The second sub-committee of
the Houso Committeo on Elections has com
pleted tho examination of tho notary who took
the testimony in the Missouri contested elec
tion case of Sessuighans against Frost, and the
argument will bo concluded in a day or two.
The President has sent the following nomi
nations to tho Senate: Albert II. Bjaeh, of
West Virginia, to be surveyor of customs for
tho port of Wheeling, W. Va. ; John S. Domer,
of Colorado, to bo inciter of tho mint at Den
ver, Col. ; Patrick IL McNulty, of Missouri, to
bo recoivcr of public moneys at BoonevUIc,
Mo.; Gustavo Schnitger, of Wyoming, to bo
United States marshal for the Territory of
Wyoming; Captain. Jonathan Young to be a
commodore ; Commander Robert Boyd, jr., to be
a captain ; Lieutenant-Commanders Charles H.
Pendleton and Richard P. Lcary to be com
manders; Lieutenants Andrew J. Iverson and
William B. Newman to be lieutenant-commanders;
Masters Gustavo C. Hanus, William
M. Irwin, and William P. Elliott to be lieuten
ants; Ensigns Francis E. Beatty, Henry II.
Hosley, and Charles M. McCartcncy to
be masters; Midshipmen Richard M. Hughes,
Harry McL. P. Iluse, and Charles N. At
water to bo ensigns; First Lieutenant Henry
Catley to bo captain Second Infantry; Second
Lieutenant Richard T. Earlo to bo first lieu
tenant Second Infantry; Lieutenant-Colonel
John D. Wilkins to be colonel Fifth Infantry ;
Mxjor Montgomery Bryant to be lieutenant
colonel Eighth Infantry; Captain Willian F.
Drum to bo major Fourteenth Infantry.
Buel E. Hutchinson, of Wisconsin, to bo re
coivcr of public moneys at Aberdeen, Dakota ;
Georgo B. Brooks, of Michigan, to be receiver
of public moneys at East Saginaw, Michigan ;
Gustavo Reichc, of Missouri, to bo registrar of
the land office at Boonville, Missouri ; James
II. Evans, of Oregon, to be registrar of tho
land office at Lake View, Oregon ; James G.
Wright, of Illinois, to bo Indian agent at
Rosebud agency, Dakota ; Samuel S. Lawson,
of Illinois, to be Indian agent at Mission agcu
cy, California; Georgo A. Johnson, of Califor
nia, to bo collector of customs for the district
of San Diego, California; Charles M. Gorham,
of California, to bo coiner of the mint at San
Francisco; James Armstrong, of New York, to
bo collector of internal rcvonuo for tho fifth
district of Tennessee; Samuel R. Crumbaugh
to bo collector of internal revenue for the
second district of Kentucky; N. K. Sawyer, of
Florida, to bo consul of the United States at
A dispatch from King's Tree, S. C, dated
23d ult., says: Anderson Singleton, Lucinda
Teasdale, A brain Anderson, and Boston Single
ton, all four colored, wero hanged to-day. Tho
first two were convicted of the murder of
Phrcbc Teasdale, the wife of Anderson Single
ton and the half sister to Lucinda Teasdalo, on
the 12lh of January last. Singeton and An
derson wore convicted of robbory aud arson on
tho 27th of March last. Tho execution was
conducted within the jail inclosure.buta crowd
of about 2,000 persons were in town. Thcro
was no disorder, and everything passed off
quietly. All the prisoners protested their in
nocence except the woman, who said she killed
her 'sister in self-defense. Singleton, in his
last speech, said the rope had been put around
liis neck by witchcraft, and named the voudoo
doctor who, he said, had bewitched him. Tho
execution occurred at twelve o'clock. All the
prisoners died easily except Singleton, who
struggled violently, and had to bo pushed away
from tho scaffold.
Tni: creditors of the Sprague estate havo ac
cepted a proposition of 30 cents on tho dollar,
and a settlement of all indebtedness will bo
made on that basis.
A dispatch from. Columbia, S. C, dated
June 22, says: About five o'clock this after
noon, during a sharp thundorstorm, the beau
tiful confederate monument on tho State-house
grounds was struck by lightning, and tho life
sized whito marhlo figuro of the soldier sur
mounting it dashed to tho ground and demol
ished. The bolt struck the rim of the hat and
glanced off, entering tho base and shivering it.
Tho head of the soldier was cut off, and tho
mass of what was ono of tho handsomest
pieces of monumental sculpture in the country
lies at the base utterly wrecked.
The celebrated will case at Trenton, N. J.,
in which the United States Government took,
by compromise, tho greater part of Lewis's
millions of dollars has como to a conclusion,
so fnrs tho master iu chancery has made his
report to Judge Nixon, of tho United States
District Court. This report lias been kept
private because it has been sent to Washington
to be confirmed, and until it is so confirmed it
is said that it will be withheld from publica
tion. But it has leaked out that tho heirs of
Lewis take $300,000 under tho compromise,
and the United States get $925,000. Tho re
markable featuro of the master's report, how
ever, is the allowances claimed and, it is said
favorably reported by him. Mr. Courtland
Parker and Mr. Gilchrist, who represented tho
executors of the will, have, it is asserted, put
in a claim for $30,000 each, and ox-Attontoy-Gcucral
Piorrepout niid ftistrict Attorney
Keasby, as counsel or tho Government, havo
put in claims for $27,000 each. These claims
havo been audited and allowed, it is said, and
their amount creates some surprise among law
Stranger cases of 6uicidc aro not often seen
than those at Danville, Illinois, a few days ago.
Three young girls, the oldest not over seven
teen, and none of them related, took arsenic
together and died. One of them, Alice Mills,
did not wish to live any lodger because of the
misconduct of her father ; another, Mary Ogle,
found life unsupportable because she was an
orphan, and the third, Mary Jones, had no
better reason for taking the drug than because
the others did. Three young people simulta
neously arriving at so morbid a state of mind
as to be compelled to end their troubles by such
desperate means presents a curious problem,
particularly as tho causes alleged were ao slight.
The next number of The National Trib
une will contain tho first of a series of spe
cially prepared articles on Southern prison life.
The subject of the first sketch will be a hiutory
of that terrible slaughter-pen, Andersonville,
whero thousands of bravo boys who had es
caped tho enemy's bullets on tho battle-field
suffered indescribable torture many of them
dying from hunger and exposure The terrible
scenes aro described in bold, graphic style, and
tho accuracy of the picture will be at onco
recognized by all who had the misfortune to
suffer imprisonment at Anderaonville.
Returns from the Iowa elections on Wed
nesday indicate tho adoption of tho prohibition
amendment by a majority of some40,000 votes.
The amendments made by the Senato to the
legislative, judicial and executive appropriation
bill, (under which the Pension clorical force is
to bo increased) add $37,000 for salaries of olli
ccrs and employees of the Senate ; provide for
an Assistant Secretary of War and an Assistant
Secretary of the Navy, at $3,500 each; an As
sistant Commissioner of tho Land Office, at
$2,500; an Assistant Commissioner of Indian
Affairs, at $2,500 ; and a collector and compiler
of statistics in the Bureau of Education, at
The internal revenue bill which has passed
the House of Representatives, abolishes the
stamp tax on bank checks, drafts, &c, the
taxes on matches, cosmetics, and patent; medi
cines, and reduces the taxation on tobacco,
cigars, and cigarettes. It is estimated that tho
abrogate reduction in revenue, by tho abol
ishment of taxes on the articles enumerated
will ho in the neighborhood of twenty-five
Dispatches from the Northwest report terri
ble damage to property and serious loss of life,
caused by the storm visitations which extended
over a large area of territory. A remarkable
tidal wave swept the lake-front at Cleveland.
It was cloven feet in height and two miles in j
width. Vessels parted their lines and were
submerged to a depth of four feet in some
places. After tho grand rush of water the lake
lapsed into repose. While the wave laxted only
about a minute, it destroyed many thousands
of dollars worth of property. The cyclonic
storms which have traversed and desolkted the
Northwest section seem to have followed no
particular course, but to have dropped here
and there at points as widely separated as cities
iu Nebraska, Michigan, Dakotah Territory, an'l
Southern Indiana. While the ravages in Iowa
have been the most serious to life aud property,
thoaggrccatu losses iu other parts of the coun
try have been very heavy. The storm of Friday
nightextended over Minnesota, Northern Iowa, .
and Western Wisconsin. At all points rain fell
in torrents. At Ellcnton, D.T., several houses
were demolished. Throughout Southern Min
nesota the streams roe suddenly, overrunning
their hanks, sweeping away considerable stock
and doing other damage. Tho growing grain
in some places wa levelled to theground, but
not seriously damaged. There are reports of '
los of life at interior points in Southeastern
Dakota and Southwestern Minnesota.
Mr. George has introduced in the Senate a
lesolution, upon the request of citizens of
Vicksburg, M'iss.. of Italian birth, granting
permission for the erection of a statue of
Garibaldi in the- National Cemetery at Vicks
burg. He said that the statue would he fur
nished by tho3e who asked for this permission.
Several Senators suggested doubts as to the
propriety of this as establishing a bad prece
dent. Mr. Hoar commended it and eulogised
the services of tho Italian p.itriot to the cause
o liberty. Ho suggested that a work of art
such as would bo born of Italian skill, with
Garibaldi as its subject, would honor onr dead.
Mr. Hawley said the uatioual cemeteries had
been expressly reserved for tho bones of tho
men who died for tho Union, and should be
kept sacred. Ho looked upon tho resolution
as the beginning of a change in this respect.
If a Garabaldi statue was raised within the
burial-place of our dead we could not object
to the oretion there of memorials of the illus
trious defenders of liberty of our ago. Upon
this motion tho rosolutiou was referred to tho
WHAT IS GOING ON ABROAD,
A cablo dispatch from St. Petersburg, dated
July 2G, says : An important arrest was effected
on Thursday night to tho right bank of tho
Nova, This side of the Neva is defended by
lines of sleeping torpedoes which, by a simplo
electric current, can bo instantly rendered
murderous. Tho Nihilists desired to got pos
session of these torpedoes, which would enablo
them to arrange submarine mines in places
of their choice as they havo already done in
tho streets or on railways. This point of
Lissinos was admirably chosen, being close to
tho land, at a place where ships cannot pass on
account of the shallowness of the wator. These
designs were discovered from papors found in
tho house of a Nihilist, where the police
arrested a young man about twenfcy-aix years
of ago. It was known that another mau had
hired a country houso and was living thero
alone. He was watched at tho time whon tho
last Nihilist arrests became known, and ho was
observed to bo making preparations for do
parturc. The commissary of polico determined
to examine him, but on presenting himself nt
tho house tho man escaped into tho wood,
which was immediately surrounded by tho
police. A search was organized, and owing to
the clearness of the nights at this period of
the year tho fugitive was obsorved in a tree,
from tho top of which ho fired several shots
from his revolver at thoso approaching him.
Several of tho boldest of the polico got to tho
foot of tho tree and began to aaw it, defended
against the balls by tho branches. The tree
at last fell and tho man surrendered. Among
tho bombs found in his possession were several
of a new form, -quite flat, with loops attached,
permitting theni to be concealed under tho
clothing or in tho hat. The impression
caused by tho Sdltan of Egypt sending tho
Mcjedie decoration to Arabi Bey is very varied.
By -601110 Europeans it is considered a groat
blunder. By others, including some of tho
ollicinl class, it is regarded as indicating the
Sultan's intention to bribe Arabi to oboy tho
wishes of Europe. Some Arabs also hold this
opinion. Ono prominent Egytinn remarked :
"Wo of ton butter our bread beforo eating it."
Tho Arab national party, howover, regard tho
decoration as a sigu of the Sultan's approval
of Arabi's rebellion. Hence it is possible that
it may havo bad consequences. At the Khe
dive's feto thero was a large attendance. A
London cable says a press association reports
that tho War Oflieo on Monday issued orders
for 20,000 arms aud accoutrements, to bo ready
in four days, with the view, it is bolieved, of
calling out the army reserve within three days.
-It has been definitely arranged that tho
presentation of the freedom of the city of
Dublin to Messrs. Parnell and Dillon shall
take place on the 15th of August, on the occa
sion of the opening of the exhibition and the
unveiling of the statue of O'Connell. A dis
patch to tho' Standard from Longford states
that at meetings of laborers held there and
at Bruff resolutions were passed in favor of
agitation to obtain from farmers a grant of a
plot of land and a dwelling. The disinclina
tion of farmers to assist laborers was de
nounced. Strong opinions were expressed in
favor of having direct dealings with landlords
instead of with farmers. At the Quarter
Sessions sitting at Ouehterard, county Galway,
250 ejectment decrees have been obtained
against small tenants living in Conncmara. If
the decrees are carried out 2,000 persons will be
made homeless. A man has been arrested at
Duamaday, county Cork, on suspicion of being
the driver of the car which conveyed the
assassins of Lord Frederick Cavendish and
Under Secretary Burke to Phccnix Park.
WHAT CONGRESS IS DOING.
On Thnrsday in the Senato a memorial was
introduced praying for the admission of Utah
a a State in the Union, which was referred
to the Committee on Territories. A bill was
passed appropriating $33,000 for continuing
scientific observations in the Polar regions.
Mr. Harrison introduced a hill granting con
demned cannon to Jeff. C. Davis Post, G. A. R.,
which was referred. A resolution permitting
the erection of a statue to the memory of Gari
baldi at tho National Cemetery, Vicksburg,
was referred to the Committee on Military
Affairs. The bill to enable national banking
associations to extend their corporate existence
In the Senate on Friday considerable time
was consumed in fhe discussion of a resolution
detennining the power of the President pro'ttm.
to select a presiding officer by writing if absent
from his scat. Various amendments were
offered, but no conclusion was re-iched on the
subject. The Oregon short-lino railway bill
was passed. Bills were passed granting con
demned cannon to Jeff. C. Davis Post, No. 1G;
to the city of Marshalltown, Iowa; for soldiers'
monument at Ironton, Ohio; to Stover Post,
No. 1, Portsmouth, N. H. ; to the Soldiers'
Association at Augusta. Me.; to Abe Lincoln
Post, Council Bluffs, Iowa, and to Danville
Battery at Danville, Ills. After speeches eulo
gistic of the late Representative Allen resolu
tions of respect to his memory were adopted.
The Senate was not in session on Saturday.
In the Senate 6n Holiday the legislative,
judicial, and executive appropriation bill was
reported with aiaendaitL'o and ordered to bo
printed. A conference report on the Military
Academy appropriation bill was agreed, to.
On Tuesday in the nate Mr. Plumb pre-,
scnted a petition of citizens of Kansas, jteaying
tin. passage of the bill granting mi increase" of
pension to soldiers who lost a Ie or an arm. in
the military service of the United States;
which was referred to the Cpiui: !,. on Pca
sions. A large number of pereo&al pension
bills were introduced and referml. An ad
verse r port was made on the bill to iiivft:'
fifty Springfield rifles to Lafayette Carver P
No. 5, of Maine, and the matter was v
nitely postponed. A resolution tas
to print 750 additional copies of Mr. Biat
eulogy of President Garfield. Th? IeiIoti
judicial, aud executive appropriation bill v
taken up and discussed. A resohtOon v?
passed accepting tho gift of an ornauieuh
fountain, to be erected at tho Capitol, from Tht.
II. D. Cogswell, of San Francisco. A bill wa
introduced granting four condemned eamum
to Georgo II. Thumas Post, No. IS, of Ottawa,
On Wednesday in the Senate bills were
passed allowing to the widows of Ministers
Hurlbut and Kilpatriek the balance of one
year's salary. A bill for the construction of
war vessels for the navy was reported. The
conference report on tho consular and diplo
matic appropriation bill was adopted. The
remainder of the session was devoted to the
consideration of tho legislative, judicial, and
executive appropriation bill, which will prob
ably be passed during the week.
In the Houso on Thursday, on motion of Mr
Kolley, the bill to reduce internal rovenuo
taxation was taken up in Committee of tho
Whole, and several speeches made on the sub
ject and a number of amendments offered. A
petition was presented from a large number of
distinguished naval officers protesting against
any change in tho provisions of the law in
relation to retirement of officers of the Navy.
On Friday in the House the bill to reduce
internal revenue taxation was discussed. A
bill was introduced to construct a macadamized
read from New Albany, Ind., to tho National
Cemetery, near that city. The remainder of
the session was consumed in speeches eulogistic
of tho Jate Representative Allen, and resolu
tions of respect to his memory woro adopted.
In the Houso on Saturday a bill was passed
amending tho Revised Statutes in relation to
pensions, noticed elsewhere. A bill wa3
passed appropriating $60,000 to meet a defi
ciency for witness' fees in United States courts.
A resolution was adopted to adjourn sine die on'
July 10, at noon. The remainder of the session
was devoted to tho consideration of tho bill to
reduce internal revenue taxation.
On Monday in tho Houso a bill was passed
appropriating $125,000 for a publio building at
Williamsport, Pa. Tho cohferenco report on
the army appropriation bill was agreed to. A
largo numbor of bills of a private nature, in
cluding several personal pension bills, wero
introduced and appropriately referred. Tho
internal rovenuo taxation hill was further
In the Houso on Tuesday a communication
was read from citizens of Boston tendering a
portrait of Ex-Speaker Winthrop, to be placed
in tho Speaker's room at tho Capitol, in recog
nition of his recent oration at Yorktown, tf'nd
a resolution was adopted accepting the gift.
Tho bill regulating immigration was passed.
Tho bill reducing internal rovenuo taxation
was further discussed, and finally passed. A
bill was introduced granting condemned can
non to the town of Hatfield, Mass.
In tho 'Houso on Wednesday Mr. Robinson
gave notice that ho would to-morrow movu'fco .
impeach Minister Lowell, at London. Resolu
tions wero adopted requesting tho President to
communicate any information in his possession
in relation to tho imprisonment of American
citizens in British prisons, and requesting the
President to demand the release of all such
illegally detained. Consideration of the luvnl
appropriation bill was then resumed.
LARGE DEMAND FOR BEATTY'S ORGANS
Washington, N. J. Beatty's Organ Fac
tory, located here, is running until midnight.
The demand for Beatty's Organs is increasing
daily. Mayor Beatty informs your correspond
ent to-night that he will manufacture and ship
1,500 Beethoven 27 stop $90 Organs during tliie
month. His Switch Back Railroad is now