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WASHINGTON, SUTK1DJVY, 1VTA.Y 31. 1891. 24 PAGES.
TO THE HER010 DEAD.
'TKI11UTES Or FLOWKRS AND LOT.
IXO Won OS AND SONG.
tMomorlnl Day Observed at All the Coino
torlcB Kloquont Orations nnil tho
Graves Strewn With flowers by
Thousandn of Loving Hands.
It was an ideal Decoration Day. Tho sky
'was clouded in the morning and tho threat o
rain was in tho air. Tho dampness left by
ittue recent storm still lingered, but as tho day
wore toward noon light winds dissipated the
moisture and the sun broke through the clouds,
iflnally scattering them to their lairs beneath
tho horizon. With the appearance of the sun
the city seemed to awake to tho conscious
ness that it was a holiday. Tho quiet
streets became alive with tho bustle
of humanity, and tho throngs that
fllled the sidewalks were all in holi
day attire. They lingered about in
leisurely fashion, waiting for tho processions
of veterans ami militia marching to tho differ
ent cemeteries to pay their annual formal
honors to the sleeping comrades who fell in
defense of the country. Now and again car
riages hurried by laden with women and
young people, who bore armfuls and baskets
of flowers to be scattered on the graves of
At an early hour there was bustle and
activity about Grand Army headquarters and
the armories of the militia companies
that were to act as escort
to the veterans on their sol
emn march to Arlington and the other
cemeteries. The throng was great about
Grand Army Hall on the Avenue, where the
procession formed that marched to Arlington.
Thither, as usual, the greatest crowd of
patriotic pilgrims took their way, on foot, on
- horseback, in carriages and all sorts of
conveyances. At all the cemeteries there were
lprge numbers of people, and It would seem
that not a grave, however humble or obscure,
but received its flagrant tribute of honor .and
remembrance. The observance of the beauti
full custom was never more general and the
exercises were carried out with gratifying
Fully two thousand people were scattered
f through the beautiful grounds of Arlington
Cemetery when the parade of the G. A. R.
entered. They roamed without restriction
over the handsomo lawns, some stopping here
and there to place a wreath of roses or cut
- flowers ou ' the grave of a departed
comrade. The decorations, though not
, profuse, were impartially strewn upon
'the graves, those of Gen. Sheridan, Admiral
Porter, Gen. Belknap, and the tombs of
the unknown beinc conspicuous by their
handsome appearance. The services which
were held at the amphitheatre commenced at
1 o'clock and it was nearly 2:30 when they
were concluded. After tho Marine Band had
rendered "The Star Spangled Banner" James
M. Pipes, the department commander, called
the assemblage to order with an appropriate
speech. The band then played the hymn
"Lead, Kindly Lieht, and Chaplain L. H.
Torko offered prayer. Tho Mozart Club reu-
dered "How Sleep .tbe Brave" in a beautiful
. manner and the reading of an original
j poem by Rev. J. E. Rankin followed with
"Come With Your Flowers." The oration
was delivered by Hon. G. W. Atkinson, of
West Virginia. The Mozart Club sang "My
- Country, 'Tis of Thee," and after Rev. George
Elliott had delivered the benediction the as-
seniblage dispersed as the Marine .Band
played "Song Without Words."
The cemetery of the Soldiers' Home was
thronged with a mass of old warriors, whose
blue uniforms formed a solid back-ground
against which the bright colors worn
by tho ladies and children contrasted
in u striking manner. Eyery spot
showed the handiwork of tho conscientious
decorating committee. Tho speakers' stand
was well crowded with those participating in
the exercises, which were opened by the firing
of tho national 6alute by tho Third Artillery.
Tho musical portion of tho programme was a
beautiful feature. Comrade Alva S. Tabor
called the assembly to order after tho Third
Artillery Band had rendered a piece by Mo-
- zart. Tho Mozart Club sang "Laid in the
Ground They're Resting," and after Rev. J.
G. Butler had offered prayer the Soldiers'
Homo Band plajed "Safe in tho Arms of
Jesus." Edward M. Taber read an origi
nal poem and tho MozaVt Club
rendered with grand effect "To Thee, 0
Country," before Hon. Clinton Lloyd de
livered the oration. The Third Artillery
Baud played Reeve's memorial "March Fune
bro," after which Comrade Thomas J. Shea
read tho poem "The Army of the Dead," The
benediction was said by Rev. Edward M.
Mott. As the Soldiers' Home Band played
"Gen. Sheridan's Funeral March" tho crowd
. gathered about the tomb of Gen. Logan,
where a short, impressive service was held.
Farragut Post conducted the solemn and
beautiful ceremonies held over tho graves of
the country's dead at the Congressional Ceme
tery. TheEervIces were made all tho more
impressive by the presence of a largo number
of children from the Sunday schools of East
"Washington, who marched in the procession
and took an active part in tho proceetf
Inas. The ceremonies from tho stand
were commenced by the rendition
of "To the Fallen Heroes" by the band. Com
rade Dlnsmore made tho opening address, at
tho conclusion of which the Farragut Choir
. sang "Nearer, My God, To Thee."
Rev. J. D. Wilson made an eloquent invo
cation, which preceded tho oration by Com
rade If. N. Howard, "America" was sung by
the choir and school childron,thus closing the
Oak iilll Cemftery undoubtedly was the
mo6t magnificently decorated. Though there
were no public exercises there a largo crowd
was present the entire day. The exhibition
of floral tributes was yery grand and brought
ffortli expressions of admiration from all who
Tho Union dead who He burled in the
northeast corner of St. Elizabeth's Asylum
were not forgotten by the citizens of Anacos
tla. Their graves wore profusely strewed
with fragrant flowers, which scented tho air
with natural perfume. Tho procession which
wended Its way up tho hill was an imposing
ono, and as the crowd stood before the grand
Btand tho sight was a beautiful one.
Upon being Introduced by Commander
Frlsbie, Robert II. Marcellus spoko a
few eloquent, words in memory of tho
day. Tho baud played "Tho Star-Spangled
Banner," after which Roy. Dr. Richardson
offered a prayer. A chorus rendered
"America." Dr. W. W. Godding made an ad
dress of wolcomo, then Introducing Com
mander Frisble, tho orator. Dr. Witmor spoko
briefly, as did Judge Georgo H. Armstrong.
"Nearer, My God, To Taee" waB played, and
at Its conclusion Mr. Alpheus Davison read a
poem written by Commander Samuel A.
Wiggles. Tho services closed with the rendi
tion of "Stop Lightly O'er Their Graves" by
a chorus. .
Tho various isolated - soldiers' graves In the
city were decorated by Comrade Richard
Goodman, of Charles Sumner Post No. 0.
Alexander Hamilton Post No. 182, of Now
York City, which came to Washington Fri
day as the guests of tho Old Guard, took part
In the parade yesterday, and last night called
at Wlllard's on Gen. Rosecrans, tho only sur
viving comrade. Iho General received them
in the big reception-room near tho dining
room and made a pleasant speech, to which
Col. T. W. Smith, Senior Vice-Commander of
the post, replied. Afterward Hamilton Post
was handsomoly entertained by tho Old
Guard. A grandson of the original Alexander
Hamilton, Maj. Gen. Alexander Hamilton, Is
a member of Hamilton Post. The visitors
will go to Arlington this morning and will re
turn home to-night.
THE 11LUE AND G1SAY UNITE.
The exercises at Alexandria yesterday were
unusually interesting and impressive. Tho
Robert E. Leo Camp of Confederate Veterans
and the Alexandria Drum and Buglo Corps
met the U. S. Grant Corps of the G. A. It.
from Washington at tho depot and escorted
them to the cemetery, where there are thirty
six hundred Union soldiers' graves, and in
the work of decorating Federal and Confed
erate worked side by side. There has never
been any such scone witnessed since the war.
The proerammo of tho day was received with
enthusiasm. When It came Miss Cynthia
Cleveland's turn to read a poem, written for
the occasion by Miss Lilian Cleveland, she
nrefaced her remarks bv savinc: "Decoration
Day will never be to mo truly nallonal
in the highest sense until the veterans
on both sides unite- - to strew flowers
over the graces of the- fallen on both sides
and together rejoice over the great national
results." This sentiment produced a pro
found impression, and Miss Lilian Cleve
land's poem followed, and was well received.
Mrs. Johnson's address came next, and was
also very happy. She said: "May the da'
soon como when the bluo will go to tho gray
as tho gray has to-day como to us with cor
dial, friendly greeting." The Confederate
camp commander mado the closing remarks.
Maj. Davis, superintendent of tho cemetery,
at the cIobo of the ceremonies served straw
berries, cake, and cream to the Grant Corps.
The children of the Alexandria Sunday schools
wore badges representing the different States.
Many prominent citizens helped to carry out
these arrangements of the veterans.
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The Reports That H Will Resign Find
Nothing confirmatory of the report that
Secretary Noble Intended to resign could bo
learned last night. For some months past
articles have appeared in the press through
out tho country to the effect that Secretary
Noble was dlsatisflod with his position, and
that there was friction becween him and
President Harrison, Those who should bo
well informod regarding these rumors state
that they have no foundation in fact and that
there Is no likelihood of Secretary Noble giv
ing up his position or that the President ever
intended asking him to do 60. On the con
trary they assert that President Harrison and
Mr. Noblo are in perfect harmony and that
all the rumors which are afloat aro instigated
by a clique, who wish to force Mr. Noblo
from his office because they do not find him
to be as accommodating in pushing their cases
as they might desire him to be.
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PREMIER M'DONAIjD DYING,
Conscious and Can Mnlco His Wants
Known, hut Cannot Spealc.
Ottawa, May 30. A reliable person who
has just arrived from Earnscliffe says Sir John
MacDonald's condition at noon remained
very critical. Ho is perfectly con
scious and can mako his wants
known, but cannot speak. The situation is
such that he may possibly linger for somotlme
or die at any moment.
Midnight. -Tho Premier was quite com-
Sosed during tho afternoon and evening,
eneral condition lower.
Fatal Accident to a Teamster.
Frank Curtis, driver of a stone wagon,
while engaged Friday afternoon iu haul
ing stone out near the Congressional
Hospital, fell from his seat and got caught
between the hub and stone on tho wagon.
Before he could bo extricated his face and
head were mashed in a horrible way, and his
right arm was broken in two places. Ho was
carried to the Providence Hospital, and after
lingering in great agony died last night. He
leaves a wife and three children.
Secretary Blaine Feeling Bettor.
New Yokk, May 80. -Secretary Blaino was
up early this morning. He said ho was feel
ing much better. This announcement caused
tho members of tho family to begin tho labor
of making ready for their departure for Bar
Harbor ou Monday next.
Return of the President.
President Harrison and party arrived from
Philadelphia last night at 10:d5 o'clock.
GLORY OF THEIR DEEDS.
MOURNING FOK COMRADES
President Harrison Hays tho "True Way to
Commemorate the Seeds of Fallen
Soldiers la to Placo tho Flag: nt tho
Peak Whoro Their Valor Flacod It.
Philadelphia, May 80. President Hani
son, Secretary Proctor, Secretary Tracy, Post
master General Wanamaker, and Privato Sec
retary Halford arrived hero at 11:15 this
morning over the .Baltlmoro & Ohio Railroad,
for tho purpose of taking part in the cere
monies of Memorial Day. Tho Presldont and
members of his Cabinet were tho guests of
of Georgo E. Meade PostNo. 1.
Tho entire routo from the railroad station to
Independence Hall was profusely decorated
with bunting and lined with crowds of peo
ple, whoso repeated cheering compelled the
President to go over most of tho routo with
his hat in his hand. When Independence
Hall was reached the President was escorted
within by Commander Sanger and introduced
to Mayor Stuart, who, with a number of
Erominentclttzens, was iu waiting to welcomo
Im in behalf of tho city. In brief speech
Muyor Stuart welcomed the President, who
replied as follows-
Mr. Mayor, comrades of tho Grand Army of
the Republic, and fellow-citizens: I esteem it u
great honor to stand in this historic edifice and
in this historic city, and to take part to-day, as n
comrade of tho Grund Army of tho Republic,
in these most instructive and Interesting exer
cises, which have been instituted to keep ulivo
in our hearts memories of a patriotic past and
sacrillce. It is eminently appropriate that wo
Bhall Btand lor a littlo time before we go to the
graves ot our dead in this edifice, where tho
foundation declarations of independence and
of civil government wero made, and put into
that course of development which has brought
our nation to its present great position of
prosperity and iniluence among tho nations of
the earth .
I have recently, in an extended trip, been
able to see what thollower is of tho seeds that
wero planted here. We have hero in Philadel
phia a community instituted upon the prin
ciples of peace and good will among men, and
yet it is a community that has givon a con
spicuous illustration of the fact that the fruits
nf npnen mav sometimes need bo defended bv
tho valor of soldiers. Applause. You did
not atr all depart from tho great lessons
which werp taught by the foundors of
this colony, when, united with your com
rades from all tho States, you wont out into"
the Hold to hold up this banner, and to
maintain a peace which sbould be perpetual
and all-pervading in all the States. Applause.
Obo'lienco to law is tho first element of domes
tic peaco and social order. I Applause. You
went out to maintain that, and have estab
lished, as I beliovo, again in tho affections of
our people the old flag of our fathers, and have
settled the perpetual question of loyal submis
sion to the Constitution and tho law in all tho
States. It has been settled to tho great con
tentment and happiness of all our people. No
other issue could have over brought prosperity
to any section or to any State.
I appreciate most heartily this generous wol
como you extond to mo to-day. and shall tako
part in these exercises of tho day with n senso
of their fitness and of tho great events which
they commemorate. I have nover been able to
think of tho day as ono of mourning. I havo
nover been quite ablo to feel that half-masted
flags were appropriate on Decoration Day. I
havo rather felt the lias should boat tho peak;
that those who havo died for us and whose
memory wo commemorato would rejoice to
see it where their valor placed it. Applause.
Wo honor them with joy nnd thankfulness
in triumphant commemoration of what they
did. We mourn for them as comrades from
whom wo havo departed, but feel tho glory of
thoir deeds and tbo glory ot their achievement
as wo gather by thoir graves and set them in
an imperishable roll of honor.
After tho President had concluded tho ap
plauso was loud and prolonged. Tho doors
were thrown open, and for an hour tho Presi
dent shook the hands of people of Philadel
phia at tbo rate of half a hundred a minute.
At tho conclusion of tho public reception
tho President was escorted to the Reading
Railroad station at Thirteenth and Callowhlll
streets and took the train for Laurel Hill
Cemetery, to take part in tho ceremonies over
the grave of Gen. Georgo G, Meade, tho hero
At Laurel Hill Cemetery, near tho grave of
Gen. Meade. President Harrison, after paying
a special tribute to "that great soldier who
won Gettysburg," recalled in feeling terms
some of his vivid memories of battle scones,
of yawning trenches in which were laid tho
dead of tho old brigade, "elbow touching
elbow in the order in which they had stood in
tho Hue of battle." Continuing, the Presi
I cannot but feol that If thoy could speak to
us to-day they would say put tho flag at tho
top of tho mast. 1 have recently returned
from an extended tour of tho States, apd noth
ing so impressed and refreshed me ns tho uni
versal display of this banner of beauty and
glory. It waved over every school house, it
was in tho hands of the school children. As
wo sped across tho sandy wastes at
some solitary houso a man, a
woman, a child would como to tho
door and wave it in loyal greeting. Two years
ago I saw a sight that has erer been present in
my memory. As wo wero going out of tho
harbor of Newport about midnight on a dark
night, eomo of the officers of tho torpedo sta
tion had prepared for us a beautiful surprise.
The flag at tho top of tho station was unseen in
tho darkness of tho night, wbon suddenly
electric search ll&hts wero turned on it, bath
ing it in a flood of light. All below
tho flag wero hidden and it seemed to
havo no touch with earth, but to hang from
the battlements of heaven. It was as if heaven
was approving tbo human liberty and human
equality typlfled by that flag. Let us tako on
this occasion a new draught of courage, mako
new vows of consecration, lor my country
men, it was not becauso it was Incon
venient that tho rebel States should
go, not that it spoiled tho autonomy
of tho country, but becauso it was unlawful
that ull this sacrifice had to bo mado and to
bring them back to their allegiance. Let us not
forget that as good cltizeus and good patriots,
it is our duty always to oboy tbo law and
to give it our loyal support and insist
that everyone else shall do so. There is
no moro mischievous suggestion mado
than that tho soldiers of tho Union
Army deslro to lay any yoke on those who
fought ugainsc us, other than tho yokoof tho
law. We cannot ask less than that in all rela
tions thoy shall obey tho law, and that they
shall yield to every other man his full rights
under the law.- I thank you for tho ploasuro
of participating in theso exercises with you
to-day, and glvo you a comrade's best wlBhes
and a coniraao's good-bye.
Returning from tho cemetery tho President
and Secretaries Proctor and Tracy, Postmaster
General Wanamaker, and Mr. Halford wero
the guests of tho board of directors of tbo
Union League Club, with whom they dined nt
From 5:30 to 7 a public reception was held
at tho club and at 7:20 tho President and
party returned to Washington.
New Yoni;, May 30. Tho programme for
the afternoon Included services at the tomb
of Gen. Grant, in Riverside Park, under the
direction of U. S. Grant Post, of Brooklyn.
Tho. United States man-of-war Enterprise
was anchored In tho Hudson River opposlto
the tomb and fired minute guns during tho
continuance of the services. A number of
ex-Confederate soldiers wero present as
guests of the day, including ex-Congressman
John S. Wise, of "Virginia, who delivered tho
Chicago, May 30. Advices to tho Asso
ciated Press from Cincinnati, Pittsburg.
Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Louis
ville, Kansas City, Denver, Milwaukee,
Minneapolis, and New Orleans aro to tho
effect that Decoration Day was observed in
those cities in tho usual way to-day.
MR. MORTON'S ADDRESS.
The Vice President Speaks of the Marvels
of the Republic.
Riiinebeok, N. Y., May 30. This being tho
home of Vice Presldont Morton, ho presided
at tho memorial services. Tho exercises con
sisted largely of a servlco of song, and tho
clergy of tho place participated. In a brief
address the Vice President said:
Tho great Republic is to-day tho marvel of
the world. To speak of only ono of tho five
now States, less familiar to us here, whoso
Senntora havo recently entered tho Senate of
the United States, tho greatest forum of de
bato in tho world, tho State of Montana; it is
larger than tho empire of Turkey. The State
of Texas Is larger than tho whole Austrian
Empire by BO.OCO squaro miles, nnd tho Terri
tory of New Mexico is larger than Great Brit
ain an( Ireland together. My friends nnd
neighbors, Republicans and Democrats, pa
triots all, as in every succeeding year we deco
rate tho graves of our heroes, let us thank God
for tho rich legacy of freedom and nationality
they and tho fathers of tbo Republic havo
bequeathed to us, and remember that all these
coming millions -will rise up and call them
Ben Buttorwortli the Orator,. 1
Toledo, Ohio, May 30. Hon. Ben Butfcri
worth was the orator of tho day at Findlayf
delivering a most eloquent address to an enorr
mous audience. Business was entirely sus
pended, and tho ceremonies of Decoration
Day were very elaborate.
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THE RIVAIi ATTRACTIONS.
Patti, Albini, and American SlngorH and
Actors In London.
London, May 30. There has boen no im
provement this week in tho prevailing dull
ness of tho London season. Influenza is still
placing many families in mourning and in
sickness and this naturally serves to still
further dampen the spirits of habitual theatre
goers and others. Tho rival exhibitions havo
a depressing effect upon tho attendance at tho
theatres, so that it is not astonishing that the
majority of London theatre-managers are not
in a jubilant stato of mind.
Tho event of the week has been the one
hundredth performance of Sullivan and
Sturgls's "Ivanhoo" at tie Royal English
Opera House. Sir Arthur Sullivan conducted
tho music and tho cast was composed of tho
same actors and actresses who ilrst presented
the romantic opera to tho public. The house
was crowded with notabilities.
"Hedda Gabler" will bo withdrawn from
tho Vaudeville Theatre after about forty moro
performances. Miss Marion Lea and Miss
Elizabeth Bobbins, the American actresses,
are still winning laurels in tho cast of this
piece of Ibsenlsm.
Derby night (WednesdayJlast)thero was a
repetition of Meyerbeer's "Lea Huguenots,"
with the Albanl, Giula Ravogll, Edouard and
Jean Do Resoko, Maurel, Lasalle, and tho
newcomer, Mile. Mravlna, as Marghelte. Tho
house was illled to overflowing.
The recent arrivals in London include Mrne.
Adelina Patti, Paderewskl, tho pianist, and
Sarasate, the violinist, Mme. Patti sang at
Kuho's "Grand Morning Concert" to-day at
tbo Royal Albert Hall. Among tho artists
who wero heard upon this occasion wero
Mesdames Antoinette Sterling and Alico
Esty and Edward Lloyd and Slgnor Foil.
Johannes Wolf gave a violin solo and Joseph
Hollman a violoncello solo. Marshal Ward
conducted tho choir, which was that of tho
Nottingham Philharmonic Society. Willholm
Ganz conducted tho orchestra. Mmo, Patti
will now start on a tour of tho British pro
vinces, in company with Mme. Marguerite
do Pachmann, the pianlstse.
George Kennan's "Siberia" will shortly bo
published iu this city.
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Movements of Cabinet Officers.
Philadelphia, May 30, After President
Harrison and Secretary Tracy departed for
Washington this evening. Secretary Proctor
went on to Veimont, and Postmaster General
Wanamaker went to his country place near
this city. Private Secretary Halford returned
to Washington on a later train.
For tho District of Columbia, Eastern Penn
sylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, nnd Mary
land, generally fair; stationary temperature:
Thermometer readings yestorday: 8 A. M.,
CI; 8 P.M., 08) mean temperature, 07; maximum
temperature, 75; minimum temperature, 59:
mean relative humidity. 83.
Summary for May: Mean temperature, 61;
average preclpttatlon. 3.48 inches; highest tem
perature, CO, occurred in 1BS0; lowest tempera
ture, 31, occurred iu 1870.
AN ANGRY MAN'S PISTOL.
HE USES IT ON HIS OWN WIFE AND
Adolpho I.e Colnt Probably Fatally
"Wounds Charles C. Frost, and Puts
Ono Rullet Into Mrs. 1,0 Colnt A
If Adolph Doyhenard, better known as
George Lo Colnt, could havo carried out his
murderous designs last night, his pretty wife
Edith and Charles C. Frost would now be
dead. As it is tho latter can hardly
survive tho three pistol balls which
aro lodged In his body, while tho wlfo is badly
wounded. Yesterday morning Lo Colnt left
his homo for Baltlmoro and was bid good-bye
at tho train by his supposed friend. Frost.
Ho returned last night and wdnt to his home,
004 Twelfth street northwest.
Though he found nothlne wrong ho wassus
plclous that all was not right and giving to
his wife the excuse that he would bo gone the
remainder of tho night to play cards ho left.
He only went as far as tho oornor and then
returned to watch tho house. Officer Oriani
Baw him standing in tho shadow of a tree and
said, "Hello, old boy, why don't you go in?"
"Oh, I am just standing hero a moment; I
will go up to my room shortly."
Officer Oriani left him, but had onlv
reached the corner when six pistol shots,
fired as rapidly as the trigger could bo
pulled, startled him.
He surmised where they came from, and
ran up the stairs to the rooms on tho second
floor. Lying In a bed In a small back room
was Charles Frost, covered with blood flow
ing in streams from three serious wounds,
wnlle over him, holding fast to his wrists, was
Lo Colnt. The latter exclaimed: "Catch tho
woman,I will hold him. He cannot escape." By
this time the whole neighborhood was aroused,
and screaming women" lent their excitement
to the scene. Officer Oriani secured Lo Coint
and locked him up at tho Twelfth-street Sta
tion. Officers Galway, Barney, and Laugh
man had arrived at the house by this time and
took possession. Mrs. Le Coint was
found in the Globe Hotel suffer
ing from a bullet wound under
tbe right arm. When the shooting began she
ran from tho room, went through a rear win
dow and gained entrance to the Globe Hotel
by walking along a slender gutter and then
through a window. Both she and Frost were
afterward taken to tho Emergency Hospital.
Dr. Hall called Dr. Kerr, and they probed
for tbe bullet.
Doyhenard or Le Colnt is a vounc-looklnfir
t man, with handsome brown eyes and a small
mustacne. .no was neatly dressed and
woro in his buttonhole a bouquet of flowers.
To a Hekald reporter he spoke In a
calm, unlmpassloned manner, and his only
regret seemed to be that he did not kill them
both. He told the following story:
"Not until to-day did I suspect my wife of
infidelity. This fellow FroBt 1 havo always
looked upon as a friend, and never thought
him tho treacherous wretch he proved himself .
I told my wife I was going to Baltimore and
asked her to accompany me. She refused.
Frost accompanied me to the train and shook
my hand as I left. Think of it! I
returned at 12:30 A. M., and though I did not
find anything wrong, I was still suspicious.
I went out again ana watched tho house. By
tho lights I was led to bellevo my
wife was not in her room. I then
went in tho houso and to my room,
My wife was not there. I stopped across tho
hall into another room, and as I entered my
wlfo camo out in her night clothes. I rushed
to the door, and there In the
bed from which she had just arisen
was Frost. I know my fears to bo correct
and I -was ready to kill them both. As she
rushed out of tho room I flrod at her and then
running to the bed I emptied my revolver
into my deceitful friend and held him
to keep him from escaping. If I had had
a dozen pistols I could have ilred every bullet
When informed that ho had nob killed his
wife ho seemed 60rry that ho had
not done so. Ho showed no feeling of
remorse, and continually expressed the
wish that he had killed them both. Le Colnt
said that ho had been employed by W. B,
Moses and tho Herdic Company, but claimed
that at present he was not at work. He is
twenty-nine years old and has been married
Mrs. Doyhenard told a Herald reporter,
as she lay on a cot In tho Emergency
Hospital last night, that her hus
band had been on a spree for some
days. On Thursday, she said,
he camo homo drunk and abused her, Last
night about midnight she was in her room on
tho third floor of O0S Twelfth Btreet, preparing
for bed, when her husband came
in. Ho asked for tho chips,
and she inquired if ho was
golntr to play cards. He said yes, and just
then Miss Eaton, who had a room across the
hall, camo In complaining that she was
very ill, Miss Eaton asked for some
brandy, and Mrs. Doyhenard said
she had a littlo, and proceeded to get It.
Meanwhile Doyhenard, according to his wife's
story, leaned over and whispered to Miss
Eaton and then left, saying ho was going to
get me cnips arouna tno corner.
Mrs. Doyhenard then accompanied Miss
Eaton to the latter's room across the hall and
was making her comfortable when her husband
returned. Miss Eaton wanted some water
and an altercation occurred about procuring It.
Doyhenard wanted his wife, tho lattei de
clares, to go down stairs and get
tho water, but she refused to
go. Then he suddenly drew his
pl6tol and fired. Mrs. Doyhenard de
clares tho bullet was intended for Miss Eaton,
but she threw up her arm to protect the
latter and received it In her
right side. This was 06 much
as Mrs. Doyhenard would say, or could
recall in her wounded and agitated con
dition, She did not wish to talk at all at
first until her father, Mr, W. S. Yeatman,
came to her, She was very anxious to keep
her name out of the paper ana declined to
give her husband's correct name.