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WASHINGTON, SUNDAY, MARCH 22,1891.-24 PAGES.
A WHITE HOUSE SCARE.
TIIlSrilESIDENT'S TAMII, V AI.AKMED
1JY A SUPPOSED UURGIiAR.
Senator Vance's StopHon llrealtB a Wln
!ov on tho South Portico While Tem
porarily Deranged H Gives tho Of
ficers a Hard TubhIo in Arresting Til in,
Thoro was a scare at tho White House last
night. About 8 o'clock big John Kenny, tho
oflicor on duty, was startled byheailngacrash
in tho Red Parlor, and on entering tho room
lie saw a figure crouching on the portico, out
side tho window. At the same time Oflicor
Dubois was uttracted to tho spot by tho uoiso.
As tho officers reached tho window they dis
covered a man hiding in tho shadows of tho
columns on tho portico. They hunied outand
seized tho intruder, but ho gavo them a tough
struggle. Policeman Cunningham, tho watch
rnau in tho south grounds, came to the assist
ance of the other officers, and they got
the stranger off the portico and into
the little lodge-house that is near
the central gate. Tho man was lashed with
heavy rope, as it was evident that ho was
either crazy or suffering from a bad case of
delirium tremens. Ho was hatless and coat
less, and minus vest and white shirt, his only
garments being a pair of pants and a blue bal
None of the White House attach6s recog
nized him, so the patrol wagon of tho First
Precinct was sent for and he was taken to that
station. Hero he was recognized as Harry
Martin, tho stepson of Senator Z. 13. "Vance,
of North Carolina. Young Martin is a fine
looking follow, and a graduate of Georgetown
CoIIceo, where ho was regarded as one of the
iine6t athletes of tho university. His people
arc Kcntuckian, and ho and his mother aro
joint heirs to the Martin estate in Louisville.
He -id si member of a number of clubs, is well
thought of, and his escapade can only bo ex
plained by tho fact that he lately has been
How he got into tho Executive Mansion
grounds without being detected is a mystery,
as tho placo is patrolled vigilantly, and there
are n number of watch dogs on the place.
Nothing was seen or heard of him until ho
smashed the window.
Young Martin was placed in a cell at tho
station,and his ravings were wild and loud.
At times when ho becaino more calm and
lucid he would beg that Senators Blackburn
and Harris be sent for to get him out.
Martin's discarded clothing was found by
Ollleer Cunningham in tho grounds near the
steps leading up to tho south portico. The
impiossion of the officers Is that Martin en
tered tho grounds from tho western side, thus
escapina attention, and making his way
cautiously along tho iron fence easily got to
the stairway. Captain Dinsmore, of tho
White House watch, came down to the First
Precinct after the arrest and stated that when
Oflicor Kenny grabbed Martin he was loudly
proclaiming that ho wanted to see the Presi
dent, and intended to see him despite all the
President Harrison and Mrs. Harrison were
greatly worried over the noise and tussling,
and for a while tho excitement in tho upper
portion of tho house was considerable. When
Martin was finally secured aud bouud, and
(the President learned that he was insane with
drink, tho excitement abated i
Officer Dubois came to tho station aud got
the name of the prisoner for the President
,and Mrs. Harrison. When they learned who
he was they expressed much sympathy for
Mrs. Vance, who is a friend of theirs.
WIIA.T TUB rniSONEK SATS. '
Mm tiu was seen at 1:80 o'clock by a Hekai.tj
reporter and said that ho hadn't the remotest
idea of what had happened. He was at home
at lunch aud then wont down-town and met
some friends. They went to a restaurant and
had several drinks; then they went to several
other places, ne remembered being in tho
first restaurant at 6 o'clock, but from that
time until ho came to his senses in tho station
he know nothing of his conduct. When In
formed of what he had done he was thunder
struck and could not bellovo it.
MAUTJN OIIAltGEI) WITH U0U&K1IBEAKING.
At 1 o'clock Officer Dubois, of tho White
House, hastily entered tho First Precinct and
said that ho was directed by his superior to
enter a charge agaiuBt Martin for housebreak
ing in tho night, which Is a penitentiary
clici)6c. He had himself placed on tho
blotter as complainant, but this will not hold
gooO, as tho only party who can make such
a charge is tho occupant of tho honse where
the alleged oft"on6C took place. If this charge
is pressed it means that President Harrison
will have to bo a witness against Martin in
the Police Court.
MKS. VANCE AT THE STATION,
While Officer Dubois was making tho charge
Mrs. Vaneo drove up to the station and sent
in lawyer W, E. Earle to learn particulars and
see what could bo done. A statement was
wiitten out by tho station keeper and certi
fied to Judge Miller tho purpose being to
obtain Mai tin's release on bail. Mrs. Vunco
stated that her son was homo to lunch at tho
usual time' and was then all right, andsho Is at
a loss to understand tho deplorable action of
her boy. She is very much distressed over
the aflair and refused to talk.
When tho officers wero struggling with
Martin on the White Houbo portico, his
screams brought tho President and 601110 of
the members of his household to tho upper
windows where they wero told in answer to
the President's iuquary that an Insane man
had attempted to break into tho house. Tho
Presideut and Mrs. Harrison had a6 their
guests at dinner last ovouing Mr, and Mrs. B.
K, Jamibon, of Philadelphia, aud they had
Just left the table when the crash was heard.
At 3 o'clock young Martin was released on
collateral, an order from Judge Miller being
given to his lawyer, Mr. Earle. The meeting
between Martin aud his mother was very
MIJIIDERKD BY MOONSHINERS.
Two United States Revenue OMccrs Unit
tally Assassinated In North Carolina.
Commissioner Mason, of tho Internal Rov
onuo Bureau, received a telegram yesterday
morning from Agont McCoy at Greensboro,
N. 0., saying that 11. J. Barnwell was killed,
and Deputy Marshal T. L Brim wns mortally
wounded by moonshiners in Stokes County.
Later yesterday the following telegram
camo from Agent McCoy to Commissioner
Deputy Field, with Barnwell and Deputy
Marshal Brim, wero destroying an Illicit distil
lery, seventeen miles from Mount Airy, at noon
on tho 20th instant. Barnwell and Field wero
in tho distillery. Brim was close bv on tho
outside, in the midst or donso brush, in which
tho mutderors were coucealcd. Tho blockaders
fired on' Brim first. Burnwcll wont out to his
assistance and was shot iu tho back. Ho stag
gered back into tho house, and died two hours
nftcr. Brim was mortally wounded. Ho was
taken to a house near by, and is now iu tho
care of his brothor and physicians. Barnwell's
remains wero brought to Greensboro, and wore
subsequently removed to his home. Tho ofll
cershadno opportunity of defending them
selves. Commissioner Mason says tho Department
will take active and vigorous stops to bring
tho offenders to justice.
Mr. Barnwell, who was killed, was a brother-in-law
of ox-Reprcsentativo II. G. Ewart,
who, as a Republican, represented tho Ninth
(Hendcrsonvillo) district of North Carolina in
tho last Congress.
CHICAGO'S LAKE FRONT.
Permanent "World's Fair Structures May
Ho Erected There.
Chicago, March 21. A meeting was hold
last evening at tho Palmer House, tho purpose
of which was to consider proposals for tho
final settlement of the lake front difficulties.
About thirty influential citizens were present.
At tho close of the meeting Mr. Toleford
Burnham, who had issued tho call for the
meeting, said: "I think wo have finally
reached a point where tho lake front difficulty
can bo settled forever and tho ground utilized
for a public park. Tho plan contemplates the
removal and lowering of tho Illinois Central
Railroad Company's tracks and the establish
ment of a permanent park." '
When asked if it would reopen tho ques
tion of utilizing the lake front for World's
Fair purposes, Mr. Burnham said not at all.
Tho matter has alwaj's been a secondary con
sideration iu the minds of those who have
been fighting tho lake-front battle. Should
wo succeed, however, this will bo no reason
why permanent World's Fair buildings may
not bo erected there." It is hinted that a per
manent art museum is to bo built in tlnTspacc"
now occupied by tho old exposition building
and probably other permanent World's Fair
structures may be erected on the lake front.
RECIPROCITY WITH CANADA.
Prominent. Canadians Coming to Wash
ington for Formal Conference.
Toronto, March 21. Tho Globe's Ottawa
special says Sir Charles Tupper, minister of
finance, Mr. Foster, and Sir John Thompson,
minister of justice, are ready .to start for
Washington at any moment to have an In
formal talk over the question of reciprocity
with Canada with Secretary Blaine and tho Brit
ish minister. It will be remembered that tho
Dominion government until now refused tho
to enter into any informal consideration of
case assigning as a reason that it would preju
dice their case by showing their hand as to
what lino of action they would take when ne
gotiations wero snriously entered upon. From
what can bo gathered Secretary Blaine has In
timated to Sir John Macdonald through the
British minister that he will not enter into
formal conference until tho Canadian repre
sentatives havo informally discussed the
question with him.
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$1,000,000 FOR THE FAIR.
Another Call on tho Subscribers to Pouy
Up. CniOAGO, March 21. Tho World's Fair
directory voted la6t night to collect another
$1,000,000 on tho $5,000,000 of capital stock.
This is tho second installment of $2 per
share, or 20 per cent. Tho payment will fall
duo Juno 1, and formal notice will be sent out
to tho subscribers iu a few days.
What Bishop Leonard Says.
Cleveland, Ohio, March 21. Bishop
Leonard, when asked what action ho would
take in regard to tho Rev. Howard Mac
Queary's resignation, said:
"Mr. MacQueury cunnot resign. Any min
ister who ceases to bellovo tho doctrines of
tho Episcopal Church has tho prlvllego of re
nouncing tho ministry and being honorably
dismissed. Mr, MacQuoary was given an
opportunity to renounce tho ministry before
the trial, but he did not avail himself of that
opportunity, Ho cannot now resign, hut will
be deposed at tho end of six months unless
ho retract his expressed opinions. He can re
sign the pastorate and desert tho communion
of the church, but he cannot resign from tho
Great War Between Oil Companies.
Findlay, Ohio, March 21. The Standard
and Manhattan Oil Co.'s havo begun a great
war in this field over shipping fuel oil to
manufacturers. In order to crueh out tho
Manhattan, tho Standard has cut the price of
fuel oil to 20 ceuts a barrel delivered any
where. The piico to producees remains at 30
Disastrous Break in a Uovec.
Yicksuuhg, Miss., March 21. The levee st
Watt Benjamin's plantation twelve miles bo
low Lake Providence, broke this morning. It
is in East Carroll Parish near Point Lookout.
Levee men consider this a great disaster. At
9:30 this morning the crevasse was fifty feet
JERRY'S SHARP GAME.
A MASTEKT.Y INTEttNATIONAT, CAM
PAIGN. Clover Plan to Open Up Markets Abroad
and Afford Relief to American Cat
tlo Growers Introducing1 Canadian
Hooves in England, Scotland, ami
Chicago, March 21. Tho sensationally
largo purchases of cattle in Canada during tho
past week by American capitalists brought
to light hero to-day tho first complete public
knowledge of tho results of a masterly inter
national campaign that has boon quietly but
effectively waged by Secretary of Agriculturo
Rusk. Tho object was to afford relief tq
American cattle growers by opening up mar
kets abroad, and, according to tho statements
of one of tho largest dealers In Chicago, suc
cess has already been attained, while a much
greater widening of the foreign outlet is now
close at hand.
Tho Canadian purchases, it appears, are
Blmply in tho nature of ' preliminary tactics to
Eccurc tho unrestricted entry of American
cattle into Great Britain. Canadian cattle,
though inferior to the American product, are
legally unfettered by British enactments, and
tho Americans who havo just bought some
immense Canadian herds propose to utilize
tho Canadian animals to familiarize the peo
ple of rural England, Scotland, and Wales
with tho beef from this country of tho At
lantic. This Canadian venturo is certain to
result In a loss to tho Americans interested,
but they are confidently counting on.rccpup
lng themselves when, under the plans Maid
down by Secretary Rusk, tho American beeves
are freely intioduced and slaughtered at will
throughout Great Britain. At present Ameri
can live stock can only bo landed or killed at
three ports, and that, too, under harassing
That tho Rusk plan will accomplish itB pur
pose in Queen Victoria's populous domain,
the results already reached through him in
France, Germany, and the Netherlands leave
no doubt, to say nothing of tho fact that the
essential features of the plan have now just
been formally embodied In tho United States
Statutes at the Federal meat inspection law.
MonthB ago, it is learned, Secretary Rusk
put to work on an experimental scale exactly
the inspection provided in the bill. His
agents inspected certain shipments and certi
fied tho animals to be sound as an American
dollar. -Agalnst-this certificate tho authori
ties at Paiie, Antwerp, and Hamburg
havo been unable to maintain tho
time-honored pretense that . tho cattle,
being American, were, as a matter of course,
diseased. Beginning December 20, six differ
ent shipments havo been landed up to date at
Hamburg, oggregatlng 1,807 head. The ship
ments to Paris, thirteen in number, com
menced arriving August 1, and now havo
reached a total of 4,681 head. At Antwerp
the shipments began still further back May 5.
That port also has received thirteen consign
ments, altogether 3,022 head. Great Britain
is now the market stronghold, toward the
capture of which is being bent all the surplus
energy of tho American cattle growers, led
by Secretary Rusk.
LA GRIPPE IS SPREADING.
Epidemic In Wisconsin and Other Local
Milwaukee, March 21. La Grippe is
spreading rapidly in this city. Druggists re
port that they make up two to threo tlmea as
many prescriptions daily as under ordinary
circumstances. A largo number of tho police
and fire department members are laid up.
Thero Is an epidemic of grip, njscurnonia,
and other seasonable diseases in Fon Du Lac
and other points. Many prominent citizens
New York, March 21. La Gilppo has
gotten among tho police of New York, To
ay 100 members oi tho force reported sick,
Tho average number on tho sick roll is ninety
Tho increase 1b said to be due to the grip.
EXCITEMENT WAS INTENSE.
Inhuman Faith-Cure rs Narrowly Escape
Duboque, Iowa, March 21. Intelligence has
been received of an atrocious performance at
Sprlngvlllo. Lynn County, this Stato. A gen
tleman named John Doan, with n wifo and
threo children, went thero on a visit. Ouo of
tho children wbb taken slok witli diphtheria.
Physicians wero summoned, but tho father
would not let thim in, ao ho believed only in
faith-ouro as practiced by two old women of
Anatuosa, They comeneed their practice,
which is said to have been most inhuman, but
tho child grow steadily worse and died. Subse
quently the two othor children wero taken sick
and treated in a similar manner, Bjth died.
Public excitement was intense. Citizens talked
of arresting the old women, while others talked
of lynching them. Becoming tearful of speedy
death, they lott town on foot at midnight and
nothing has since been heard of thorn.
Spcoio Exports antl Imports.
-New Youk, March 21. Exports of specie
last week from New York, $3,488,957 $3,087,
305 gold and $411,592 silver. Imports of
specie, $47,155 19,793 gold and $27,803 sil
ver. Gold coin to tho amount of $500,000 was
ordered at tho subtreasury this morning for
expoit to Euiopo, making total for to-day's
A Free Trip to Europe.
Mr. II, King, Jr., the enterprising proprie
tor of Kiug's Palaco, 812-814 Seventh street
northwest, will give to tho person guessing
nearest the number of shot contained in a
glass jar a vacation iu Europe, free of all ex-
euses. Guessing contest will bocin on
onday, March 30, full particulars of" which
will be giveu later. This will bo the greatest
of all guessing contests.
H. Kino, Jii..
King's Palace, 812-814 Seventh street.
BOL-TED THE CONVENTION.
Two Democratic Candidates for Mayor of
Chicago, March 21. The Democratic city
convention for tho nominating of a candidate
for mayor was tho scono of an unexpected
Bonsatlon this morning. Before tho conven
tion had been called to order in Turner Hall,
one hundred delegates, supporters of ox
Mayor Harrison, decided to bolt tho conven
tion and at onco repaired to Ulrlch Hall. Tho
remaining delegates went ahead at Turner
Hall, as though nothing had happened. Tho
disaffection of tho Ilarrisonltcs makes it cer
tain that there will bo two Democratic tickets
in tho field. Harrison already has tho sup
port of tho German Democratic commlttco
and tho Porsonol Right's League.
After withdrawing from tho regular Demo
cratic convention, tho Harrison delegates
marched to Union Hall, where tho Harrison
contesting delegates who wero refused admis
sion to tho othor hall already assembled and
proceeded to organize an independent con
vention. Ex-Mayor Harrison was nominated for
mayor by acclamation, and tho convention ad
journed to await tho action of tho Cregler
wing before making nominations for tho other
ofiices. After tho usual preliminaries, Mayor
Cregler was declared the nominee of his
branch of tho convention. George Weiss, a
wealthy German brewer, was nominated by
Creglerltes for city treasurer. Jacob Kern
for tho attorney, and James C. Strain for city
WILL. EXPOSE THE MAFIA.
Detective O'Mnlloy Says He Has Plenty of
Memphis, Tenn., March 21. The much-sought-for
Detective 0'Mally,of New Orleans,
Is at a hotel in this city. He is accompanied
by his wlfo and child. He Is registered under
an assumed name. Ho was seen at midnight
by a reporter and said: "I was present at tho
Clay Statue meeting, and hid in New Orleans
for two days after tho lynching. I went first
to Houston, Tex., and then to Corsicana, then
turning about I came northward to Brinkley,
Ark., and from that place to Memphis. It is
my Intention to return to New Orleans next
Wednesday or Thursday. I will certainly ex
pose the workings of tho Mafia. 1 have been
in tho employ of the Matrangas faction of tho
Mafia for six years, and In my capacity as
detective havo plenty of Information which I
am sure no other man has." O'Malloy de
clined to say anything in connection with tho
bribing of tho jury except that ho thinks they
wero bribed. He said , in conclusion, that six
.of theltaliansJjllled wero-guUtyotcomplIdty
in the Henneseycase.
THE BREACH IS WIDENED.
Gilbert and Sullivan Aro Very Mad and
Won't ho Reconciled.
London," March 21. -The prospects of Mr.
William S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan
again collaborating jn bringing about D'Oyley
Carte productions, a possibility which was re
cently looked upon as being almost a contract
entered intos is now believed to have ended
where it began, in smoke. Tho friends of both
the distinguished authors say that it is impos
sible to bring tho two former friends together
again. Mr. Gilbert, they say, has made upon
his part all tho advances possible under the
circumstances, which advances, they add, have
been bo coldly received that they havo widened
the breach existing between the two gentle
Mr. Gilbert, In addition to his serious mis
understanding with Sir Arthur Sullivan, has
also had a row with Mr. Alfred Celller.
THE PRESIDENT'S TRIP.
Ho Has'nt Mado lip His Mind, Uut He'll
Go If Ho Can Got Away From DuninesH.
Private Secretary Halford said yesterday
that the President is going West if ho can,
but will abandon tho trip if tho state of tho
public business makes it necessary. Ho has
not made up his mind yet one way or tho
other, although tho chances aro In favor of hlB
Government receipts yesterday, g9C0,242.
S. F. Smith is.tho new postmaster at Sylva
O. T. Ifollingsworth has been appointed post
mustcr at Glen Falls, Md.
Joseph M. Shorbort has beou commissioned
acting postmasterat Huntingtown, Md.
Four-and-a-half per cont. bonds redeemed
yesterday, $27,700, making total to date, S12,
Chango of schedule in dally star mails be
tween Marlon Station and Tull's Corner, Md.,
has been ordered.
A post offlco has been established at Black
well's, Northumberland County, Va., with
Luther II. Edwards as postmaster.
By order of tho Post Ofllco Department mall
messengers service at Bennlngs, Washington
County, D. 0., from Baltimore and Potomao
Railroad, will bo discontinued from tho 28th
Charles J, Stoddard, of tho ofllco of the
Comptroller of tho Currency, has gono to
Philadelphia to assist tho bank examiner in un
investigation of tho affairs of tho Keystone
During tho week ended March 14 tho whole
number of pension certificates issued of all
classes was 0,23.2, representing in first payments
S780.0SO, Tho tweitige first payment to each
pensioner was, therel'oie, S120.G2.
Duty at tho rate of 45 por cent, ad valorem Is
(Imposed as manufacturers of stool) on oval
pieces of steel used m the construction of
cycles, cast hollow, which tho importers
claimed wero entitled to entry at 21 cents por
pound under tho genoral provision for 'boiler
or other tubes," etc.
Passed Assistant Engineer W. S. Moore
has been detached from duty in tho Bureau
of Steam Fnpinp.ni'intr on tlin Slnf incfon, n
ordered to duty on board the Vesuvius oh the
xoi ui Aunii - '
GEN. "JOE" JOHNSTON GONE.
' THK DISTINGUISHED OLD SOLDIER
DIED LAST NIGHT.
Ho Divided With tec tho I.ovo of tho
Southern People Long, Hrllllanr,
Honorable Career Last, hut One, of
tho Full Generals of tho Confederacy.
Gen. Joseph E. Johnston died shortly after
11 o'clock last night at his residence, No. 1023
Connecticut avenue. Tho Genoral has been
suffering during tho past threo weeks with an
affection of tho4 heart,, aggravated by a cold
caught soon after ho attended tho funeral of
Gen. Sherman in New York. His physician
has been trying to keep up his strength for
6omo days, hut, owing to his advanced age,
little hope for his recovery was entertained
from tho beginning of his illness.
The General did not seem to suffer In tho
leaBt and was conscious to tho last.
At his bedside wero ox-Governor McLean,
of Maryland, tho General's brother-in-law,
and the nurse.
Tho immediate causo of death was heart
failure, tho result of degeneration of tho heart,
duo in a measure to a cold contracted some
weeks ago, but more particularly due entirely
to old age.
A week ago Friday ho went down stairs
without assistance, as ho had dono before, but
it proved too much for'his strength, and only
with the aid of Governor McLean could ho
again reach his bed or even rise from tho sofa
where ho was sitting. Prom that tlmo he
continued to grow worse'.
While his friends and attendants knew
that he might pass away at any time, vet they
had had no warning that end waa so near.
Governor McLean entered the room at a little
after 11 o'clock, and as ho approached the
General's bedside he heard an almost inaudi
ble sigh and the General was dead.
Gon. Johnston's nearest living relative is a
sister, Mrs. Mitchell, who lives In this city.
T?ho-funeral services will bo held In this
city, although tho day has not yot been fixed
upon. The Interment will bo mado in Green
mount Cemetery, Baltimore.
Gen. Johnston was the last save Gen.
Beauregard, of the six full generals of the
Confederacy. He was born at Cherry Grove,
Va., in 1807, and was graduated from West
Point in 1820, in the same class with Gen.
Rabert E. Lee. Ho was appointed second
lieutenant of, the Fourth Artillery, and first
saw active service in thejleld iu 1832 in the
BlacTTHawk Indian expedition. Ho was pro
moted iu 1830, and was aide-de-camp on
Gen. Winflold Scott's staff in the Semi
nole war. Ho participated in all the
Important battles connected with Gen. Scott's
campaign iu Mexico, from tho taking of Vera
Cruz to tho capture of tho City of Mexico.
Ho was thrice brovotted for gallantry during
this war, and in 1848 was mustered out of tho
service as a lieutenant colonel of volun
teers, only to be reinstated by Con
gress with his original rank of cap
tain of topographical engineers. Ho
was commissioned. Quartermaster General of.
the United States Army m Juno, 1800, but
resigned tho following April to enter tho Con
federate, service, in which, as a major-general
of -volunteers, ho assisted Gen. Leo in tho
work of organlzjng the men who wore pour
ing into Richmond. Subsequently ho was
commissioned : a brigadlorgeneral in tho
regular Confederate servlco and was
placed in command of Harper's Ferry. Ho
joined forces with Beauregard and remained
In command of the consolidated troops
until 1802. At the battle of Seven Pines he
was wounded and incapacitated for dutv for
about six months. His next servlco was as
commander of tho Army of tho Tennessee and
he employed tho winter of 1863 to reorganize
hiscommand, which had becomo demoralized
bytho defeat at Missionary Ridge. He waa
relieved of this command In July, 1864, by
order of tho authorities at Richmond. Gen.
Hood succeeding him. Early In 1865
Gen. Leo again assigned him to tho
command from which he had beon
relieved and ordered him to drive back Sher
man. Gen. Johnston urged Leo to abandon
Richmond, join forces with him, and fight
Sherman before Grant could como up, but
Leo replied that It wus impossible for him to
leave Virginia. As his force was Bmall Gen.
Johnston, declining a decisive engagement,
hung on Sherman's flank, aunoylng tho
latter, and Impeding his march from Atlanta
toward Richmond as much as possible,
Leo surrendered at Appomattox, and Johns
ton, having obtained tho consent of President
Jefferson Davis that tho war should not bo
further prolonged, entered into negotiations
with Shormau. Tho first agreement framed
was disapproved by tho Federal Government,
and on April 20 a 6econd agreement was con
cluded. General Johnston after the war became
successively president of a railroad company
in Arkansas, of an express company in Vir
ginia, and an insurance agent In Georgia. Ho
was elected to Congress from the Richmoud
District in 1977, and next saw public life ob
Commissionor of Railroads, which office ho
held under President Cleveland's Administra
tion. Ho had lived in this city elnco he lost
his ofllco under tho present Administration.
In person Gen. Johnston was a man of
Blender build of not more than medium height
and with a kindly, pleasant face. Ho was un
obtrusive In manner and invailtably courteous
to all persons with whom he was brought iu
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Secretary Rkiino Improving.
Secretary Blaine continues to improvo aud
it is thought ho will be able to ho at his desk
at tho State Department to-morrow.
For the District of Columbia, Eastern Penn
sylvania, Now Jersey, Delaware, Maryland,
and Virginia, i am; no chuugo iu temperuture;
Thermoueter readings yesterday: 8 A. M
33; 8 P. M '10; mean temperature, 40; maximum
temperature, 43; minimum temperature, 36;
meanreiauvo nuoiiuuy, es. Total precipita-
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