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SUNDAY, M ETEHT 12 HOURS
ETEM8G i SOc.AHONTH
Coroner's Jury Returned a Ver
dict Justifying His Act.
DEAD BUKGLAR IDENTIFIED
He Is Juiues Hell, Who Was t Pro
fessional Housebreaker Tv o Bul
lets Struck tlio -Man, One Going
Completely Through tlic Ilrnln.
'thrilling Encounter 111 tile Dark.
Tbc inquest ov er the body of James Bell,
tbe young colored man who was sliot
through the head by I)r Andrew Stewart, or
No 1420 Q 6trcet northwest, while at
tempting to burglarize the iiouse of the
latter, as told In est erday's Evening Times,
was held at the Sixth precinct station house
yesterday afternoon, beginning at 5 o'clock.
Dr C M. Haruniett, tbc coroner, pre
sided, assisted by Deputy Coroner Glaze
brook, and the Jurv, composed or .Messrs.
Henry Billings, John A McNultv, Julius
Itolb, Albert B Sciilotterbeck, Charles C.
Langlc , and C, Norrls Buckley, rendered a
verdict of Justifiable homicide, completely
exonerating the young phvslcian
who resides at the house, w as the first wit
ness He testified to being awakened by
footfalls, and shortly af tern ard hcuring the
cra6li of a water pilclier as it was thrown
against tbe wall, and a shot His cousin
then called to him to light the gas, and he
did so Afterward be, with Dr. Stewart's
mother, went down to the front door and
called for tbc police. The alfair occurred
about 4 30 o'clock.
FOUND THE DOOR LOCKED.
Eoliceman II. S. Hulton, the officer who
responded to the calls for assistance, was
the next witness. He said be ran to the
front, of the bouse, but finding the door
locked, went around to the rear and broke
open the stable door. He found the slats
out on the blinds of tbe pantry w indow, and
a piece or glass knocked out Just over the
catch. The thiecs evident! forced an
"When he went into the houee he found the
body of Bell crouched In a b capon thececond
landing of tbe stairs.
Amelia Gibbons and Victoria Ennis, col
ored servants, cmplojed in tbe house, testi
fied to being awakened by the noise of tbe
shots and the crash of the missus thrown at
Dr Stewart by Bell. They were too fright
ened to lcae their room, however, and did
not see anything of tbe fight.
Iir Glaztbrook gav e teetimony regarding
tbe condition of tbe body and the wounds
when be performed the autopsy. He found
one gunshot wound through tbc right arm,
near the elliiw Joint, and another one going
completely through the head. The 6kull
was badly fractured, and the brain com
pletely broken up.
The wound was necessarily fatal, and
tbe wonder was that tbe man lived as
long as he did His death occurred at
ten minutes past six o'clock, and the
wound was inflicted about half just four.
Lieutenant Isaac Pearson, night inspec
tor of the Metropolitan Police, who was
tbe fiM outsider to enter the house after
the shots were fired, explained the" con
dition in wbii.li be found things In the
Policeman A L. Carson of the Tirst
precinct, testified to having arrested Bell
twice once for houvbrtc.ikins, and once
on a di'pateli from the detective office.
Dr Stewart then explained the circum
stances of the affair to tbe Jury.
The Jurj were out oulj a few minutes,
when they returned a erdiel of Justifi
The robbery was perhaps one of tbe
most daring that was ever perpetrated
in thi-, tit , and has created the greatest
excitement in tbe northwest section, as
all of the details connected with the affan
arc of the most thrilling iliaracter.
Just at dawn Dr. Stewart, who w.isslcep
lug lu the thirrl story front room, vvas&ud
denl awakened by a noise in bis chamber,
and ou looking around be could but
faintly discern tbe outlines of three men
standing by his bedside.
It was then too dark to distinguish tbe
features of the men, but the donor in
stinctively realized that the were burglars.
He immediately reached for hUrifle, which
be has always kept btandiug by tbe fide of
bis bed, and without a moment's hesitation
fired in the direction or the men. A sec
ond later he fired another shot, and the
men made a hasty retreat from the room,
and two of them ran down tbe front stairs
AROUSED TOE 8LEEPEU3.
By this time the luillade bad aroused the
entire household, and Mr. Howard Shrivcr,
an elderly gentleman, who was sleep
ing In the adjoining room, called out to
known what the trouble was. Dr. Stewart
answ ered him by fbj leg that burglars w ere
In tbe house, and requested liim to light
The burglars were making their way
down stairs with all the haste jiossible,
and tbe doctor ran after them, firing five
shots at them as he ran. All of the shots
missed their aim, however, and the men
succeeded In reaching the ground floor,
and going through the window- in the but
ler's pantry bv which the had entered
tbe house and made their escape.
The doctor then wcntupstairsagain.and
was surprise to bear a noise emanating
from tbe bathroon.justat the end ofthehall,
on the third floor. He suspected that" one
of the burglars had secreted himself in
the room, and before he could net upon
the thought the man opened the door and
threw a water pitcher directly at the
young physician. Stewart dodged the
missile, and it hit the w all, breaking into
a thousand pieces.
A second later the burglar hurled a pic
ture frame at the doctor's head. It also
missed blrn and went through a window
at tbe end of tbc ball, shattering the
glass and going out into the street. Dr.
Stewart fired two shots from his rifle at
the fellow and both hit him, the first tak
ing effect in the middle ot tbe forehead and
tbe second passing through bis right arm.
HIS SHOT WAS FATAL.
The first shot was quite sufficient, how
ever, to accomplish its purpose, and the
burglar fell to the floor, giving cnt to a
groan. Mrs. Stewart, tbe mother of the
doctor, who occupied a room on the sec
ond floor, directly beneath him, gave the
alarm, and in a short time the police re
sponded to the summons.
The wagon of the" Second precinct sta
tion was sent to tbe scene of the shoot
ing, and the officers carried tbe wounded
man downstairs and placed blm in the
patrol wagon. He was carried to tbe
Emergency Hospital, and died shortly after
reaching that Institution. Tbe first wound
bad proved fatal, and the man expired
without even "having uttered a word.
A Times reporter visited the residence
ct Dr. Steworta short time after the snoot
ing ibis morning and found tlio neighbor
hiKKVln a great state of commotion. Groups
ot iieople were standing around discussing
the tragedy, and on all sides nothing but
praise of the young doctor's heroic, act
could lie heard.
The Interior ot the house presented a
scene of tbe greatest conrusion, particu
larly on the third floor, where the shots
were f lred. The plaster a nd paier were torn
oft on the sides of the wall leading up the
stnirs, showing wiicrc the bullets bad pene
trated. Tlio wall and floor In front of tbc bath
room, where the burglar fell, was besjiat
tered with blood, and altogether the scene
was one of disorder.
The burglars gained an entrance to the
bouse from the rear, getting in through the
window .lending into the butler's jiantry.
Tbe shutters were ilosed and the window
bolted over the top, but the desperntc men
did not stop on account of any such liurriers.
CUT THE SLATS.
Two of the slats were eut and then It
was an easy matter to open the blinds.
They then cut a hole In the window- pane
large enough to allow them to undo
the fastening, and after that found no
difficulty in getting into the Iiouse and
finding their way up stairs into the doctor's
The residence of Dr. Stewart was not the
only Iiouse entered by the men, as that of
Mrs. Woolverton, 1418 Q street, adjoining
that of Dr. Stewart, was also entered and
a poekctlJook of Miss Pearl Woohcrtoii,
containing considerable money stolen.
The) gained an entrance into this house In
a way similar to that adopted by them at
The pocket book taken was on the tableof
Uieroom occupied by Miss Woolverton. Af
ter securing this plunder they went down
Into the dining room and ate plentifully
of grapes which were on the table, scatter
ing the skins all over the floor. Mrs. Wool
vcrton's theory Is that they were scared
off from her house and concluded to try
tin Ir luck in Dr. Stewart's home.
Mrs. John A. Green, who lives just
above the Woolverlous, Is also positive
that she heard a noise in her house early
this morning, and thinks tbe men also
paid her a visit, but there was nothing
disturbed to show that they were In tlio
house, and It ranj perhaps be only a
Still in Gov eminent Hands, nnd Owner
May Almiiiliiii Them.
Philadelphia, Sept. 28. In the case of
the seizure of 10,000 Cuban cigars on.the
steamer Culmore, Collector of the Port.
Head today imposed a fine of $375 on
Capt. McLcod, the commnnderof the vessel.
Tbe United States appraiser 'reported
the" value of the goods to be $375. F. B.
Vandergrift,- representing the owners of
the vessel, announced to the collector that
he intended to make application to the ap
praiser for a rcappralscm cut of theclgars, as
he held that the were worth but $225.
Pending the final adjudication ot the mat
ter the amount of the fine will be deposited
with Collector Read in order that the vessel
can clear for the West Indies.
The cigars are still In the custody of the
government. It Is understood that the
owner of them, Miguel Arms, a jiassenger
on the vessel, has not ) ct decided whetherto
claim tbc cigars or abandon them to tbe
ItEV. HUDSON'S HICYCLE.
Hiding In Darkness He Futility Injuries
Adrian, Mich., Sept. 28 While riding
night. Rev. Hudson, iiastor ot the Baptist
Church, of that village, struck Miss Woodanl
nt a crosswalk, injuring her so Eev erely that
she died Friday morning.
A contusion on the young woman's head
was the only mark of injury.
The affair has created great sorrow in
Tecumseb, both on the reverend gentleman's
account and the esteem in which Miss Wood
ard was held.
FIVE WOMHX CLAIMED HIM.
Murdered N'egro In Demand More In
Dentil Tim n In I. lie.
Chicago, Sept. 28. Five women fight
ing for the body of n mau, whom each
claimed as her husband, was a spectacle
presented at an undertaking establish
ment lu this city Tbe corpse was that
of ThoTuas Holhrook, a negro who was
killed Wednesday morning by Carrie
lli brook, who was twenty six jcars of
age, had quarreled Willi the woman and
she shot him. Her detention at the Jail
on a charge of murder was tiro only thing
that prevented her being at tbe under
taker's with the other five women to also
claim Holbrook's body as that of her hus
band. The police say tbe dead mau was not
married to any one of the six, and the
only reason they claim him as a husband
Is toget possession ot about $1,000 be
OLD DOMINION- NOMINATIONS.
Democrat, Itepubllcnn, and Hnrd Shell
Baptist in the Field.
(Special to The Times.)
Richmond, "Va., Sept. 28. The Demo
crats of Fairfax nominated Joseph Wll
lard for the House to day.
The Republicans ot Stafford and King
George nominated W. T. Rogers for the
A. L. Moore, a hard shellBaptistpreacber,
Va , to day by the Democratic con
ventlonfor the houseofdelegntesfrom Henry
county. He is a North Carolinian and repre
sented his district In tbe senate ot the State
for some time.
Wnshlngtontans in New York.
New York. Sept. 28 Arrivals W. B.
Acker. Cosmopolitan: T. II. Canter, Marl
liornugh; E, C. Clark, W. B. Lane, Mlsf
M. E. Gcrret. Continental: C. N. Hale,
Devonshire: J. II. McGlll. M. W. Stroud,
Park Avenue; J. L. Atkins. Mrs. 8. P.
Lee. G. W. McLaualian. St. James; J. II.
Do SIhone, Brunswick; C. A. Shaw, R.Hi
Voorhces. Sturtevatit: R. Stone, A. Shl
cholni. Albemarle: Miss F.- J. King, J.
A. Thorn. St. Denis; Mrs. W. S. Larner,
Good Times Corner.
Berlin, Sept. 28. Mr. R. Knlllc, rep
resenting R. G. Dun & Co., of New York,
has Just completed a tour through Ger
many, ne reports that exports from the
United States Into Germany are constantly
incrcasing, especially In the lints of furni
ture and fruits. About 300 commercial
travelers from tbe United States are now
In this empire trying to open up, fresh
cbannelsof tradefor American-made goods,
and are meeting with a reasonable meas
ure, of 6uccess.
Sbnmokln, Pa., Sept. 28. The Improve
ment In tbe anthracite coal trade will
result in a resumption of work at tbe
Royal coal colliery on Monday next, after
an Idleness of tbrec months. Oue hundred
additional men and boys will be given
How Some Pending Questions Might Be Brought to the President's
Placed on the List by His Own
EXTINCTION OF HIS TITLE
Ast Lieutenant General of the Army
He Enjoyed nn Honor Given Only
to Grant, Sherman, nnd Sheridan.
JuTnJ. Gen. Miles Will Proliably Suc
ceed to III Duties.
Lieut Gen. John M. Schofield retires
nt noon to day from active service anil goes
on the retired list after an eventful career
In times of war and peace.
For more than seven years be has been in
command of tbe United States Army, and
6ince February 8, last, be has held the ex
alted rank of lieutenant general, by special
act of Congress. It bad previousl been
bestowed but three times on Grant, Sher
man, and Sheridan. By reason of tills ex
tinction of title. Major Gen. Miles, as senior
officer of that rank, will probably become
tbe major general commanding the Army,
but tbe retirement will not, as Is usual in
such cases, promote any Junior officer.
Gen. Schofield was born in Cbatauqua
county,, New York, September 20, 1SJ1,
and was appointed to the Naval Academy
from Illinois la 1840. Entering the ar
tillery branch as a second lieutenant in
1853, the outbreak ot the civil war found
him a captain ot tbe Tlrst Artillery in 1SG1.
He was in active 6ervlce In the West
throughout the hostilities and In 1864 was a
brigadier general In command otthe Army
ot the Cumberland. During reconstruction
times he was In command of tbc First Mili
tary District State of Vltginla for little
of "War from June 2, 1868, to March 14,
1869, In which latter year he became a
major general and after commanding sev oral
ot the army in 1888, upon the death of
LAST OF THE COMMANDERS.
Gen.-Schofield is tlio last of the vet
erans of the war who commanded an
army or fought a battle himself as such,
and the record ot liis active service In
tbe field Is full of "brilliant achievements.
But In addition to those, he has accom
plished In an administrative way mat
ters of such substantial benefit to the
army that his reputation might safely
rest alone on them.
First of all, he has always been an
artillery officer and has kept constantly
in view the Importance of bringing this
arm of the service up to perfection. As
the senior member ot the fortifications
board since its creation, he has lost no
opportunity to encourage invention and
the development of modern ordnance and
coast .defense. He has inaugurated a
system of higher education among the
younger officers of the ordnance and'
artillery branches that haB had remark
ably successful results.
Young oificcrs who showed special apti
tude In the schools have been sent to the
arsenals by his orders: lyceum Instruction
have been afforded others, and a complete
Instruction in special branches has been
given to non-commissioned officers and
men by means of pamphlets prepared under
the direction of Gen. Schofield by experts
In each branch.
In the wider field ot army reorganiza
tion the general has played an Important
part. He has for years been an earnest
advocate for the three-battalion organiza
tion, and to him is owing the adoption of
tbe policy or concentration of troops in
the great railroad centers and on exposal
points on tbe coast, and the abandonment
of small posts.
It Is also a notable fact that under his
administration of tbe army, lias come an
end of the Indian wars thai have ravaged
tbe western country slnce-lls settlement,
which may Le at least in part attributed
to the skillful handling of tbe troops that
has made Ifr-maulfest to even tbe Indians
that their struggles would be hopeless.
A DISCREET COMMANDER.
In time of civil disturbances tbe General
has shown himself a most wise and dis
creet commander. He Is largely responsi
ble xor ihC admirable construction of tbc
THE ONLY SURE WAY TO
posse comltatus laws, -which have never
been disturbed by the courts, and during
the great labor strikes of last year it was
bis wisdom in the aclmliiislrallon of these
laws that preveuled any serious conflict
between the national and State authorities
while using the army jonfford proper
protection to national lntercsts.
Perhaps the finest tribute that has been
paid to his abilil came fr6m Senator Hun
tor, of Virginia, of which State Gen Scho
field was military ccmniaiidcr in the-dark
dark das of reconstruction, when the
Southern people In most sections wero
chaffing under the rigid enforcement of
the decrees of the nationaI authority.
Tbc Senator himself moved that Gen.
Schofield be immediately confirmed lu his
high office as lieutenant general and in the
Senate said: "He was commander of
military district, 'No. 1, which means that
In effect he was governor of Virginia, and
has left behind him only friends in my
State." In other sections of the South,
which he helped to overcome. Gen. Scho
field is held in high esteem and he was a
most welcome guest at many of tbe cere
monies held ihere in recent years, commem
orative of war Issues.
ANNOUNCED IT HIMSELF.
Gen. Schofield to-day issued the follow
ing order, announcing bis relinquishment
of the command .of the Army lu Its officers;
"Headquarters of the Army,
"Washington, D. C, Sept. 23, 1893.
"lly operation of lav tbe undersigned
will cease to command (he Army at noon
to-morrow (Sunday), September 29. He
extends to all his companions and com
rades most cordial thanks for tbe zeal and
fidelity wllh which they have at all times
supported him In the discharge of his du
ties, and be assures them of bis high
esteem for tbclr solrtu-rly and patriotic
devotion to tbe country 's"serv Ice.
"J. M. SCHOFIELD,
Later in the afternoon Gen. Scliofield
received the officers on duty In "Washing
ton and bade them farewell. Tbc recep
tion was Informal, and, the officers and
the retiring lieutenant general were in
Shnre In Murder Admitted After an
Innocent Person's Conv lctlon.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Sept. 28. John Rob
inson, of Fhillipbburg, N, J., charged with
complicity in tbe murder of Barney Relck,
who pleaded guilty on Thursday last of
murder in tbc second degree by his coun
sel, made a statement before the court
this morning admitting his connection with
the crime, and also asserting that his testl
rony as given In tbc Jim Hcndrlc's trial
He proclaimed that Jim Fisher, for
merly of Philadelphia, now In prison, is
innocent of the crime and that newas not
connected with any detaiLof It.
Judge Woodward la sentencing him said
that by his confession be had saved the
county an enormous expense, and the
court much time. He Mas sentenced to
serve eighteen years in tjie Eastern Penl
tentlary at separata aod'solltary confine
The prisoner received, the announcement
with stolidity and walked to the corner
ot tbc courtroom and joined his wife and
mother, who were heartbroken.
J-UST LIKE" THE CZAR.
Emperor "William Closely Guarded
BccntihO of Threatening Lei tern.
Berlin, Sept. 28. Two companies of
soldiers accompanied Emperor William to
Romlnten when he went thither upon his
These soldiers server as an imperial"'
body guard, denying everybody access
or near approach to the Emperor.
This innovation is due to the fact that
at both Potsdam and Stettin Emperor
William received many threatening letters,
apparently emanating from socialists and
anarchists, and that be was" approached
on several occasions by suspicious ap
They Crawled, to Death;
Pittsburg, Sept. 28.--One unknown young
on the Pennsylvania rallroad.'ras a result
of an attempt to crawl under a freight tra In.
Tbe unfortunates are supposed to bave es
caped from tbe Indiana State Reform School.
Look for King's Palace Great Fall Open
ing announcement in Monday'ii Times.
British Gunboats frill Do More
- Than British Diplomacy.
HOUSE OF LORDS EEFOEM
Contort n tive-ShovvaStroiig: Tendency
to Affect llndlcallnin Not Only in
Ilemird to Ireland, Hut Alwi the
As-embly of Peers Depcvv V, Pre
dictions ot South Africa.
London, Sept, 2S. The demonstration
of a powerful British squadron proceeding
up the Yang Tso Klang is ihe sequence of
the tacit tetusal of the Pekin government
to satisfy the demands of the Marquis of
Salisbury for tbe punishment ot the late
viceroy ot Sze Chueu, whom British Minister
O'Connor reported to be responsible for the
outrages beginning in May at the mission
the massacre at Kuchcng.
Tbe viceroy's terpi ot office expiring, he
left Cheng-Tu and the Peklrg government
tried to Induce Minister O'Connor to believe
that tbe withdrawal ot tbc viceroy had
been enforced and that the action on the
part ot China ought to satisfy the British
Lord Salisbury, however. Instructed the
British minister that nothing would suf
fice less than a public impeilil decree ban
ishing the viceroy beyond the frontiers of
China, with a statement that the crime for
which he was punished was neglect to at
ford" protection tu tbe missions
This action of Lord Salisbury appears
to have lieen prompted by the conviction,
doubtless based upon foreign office re
ports, that the Chinese litcrattl, abetted
by most of the higher officials, foment
agitation against Europeans generally, and
not against the missionaries alone, and
that the degradation of the viceroy of
Sze-Chuen would bo a blow to the lit
crattl and nn effective example to the
whole ot China.
UNITED STATES APPROVES.
The decisive attitude of England dis
poses of the report that tbe foreign office
entertained a proposal to withdraw the
missionaries to treaty ports. It is under
stood that the United States government,
although not actively co-operating with
tbe British government, has been informed
ot and approves tbe latter's plans to pro
tect the missions, which Involve the
strongest practical measures, in the event
of the mere squadron demonstration not
proving sufficient to wake tho govern
ment at Pekln.
Lord Londonderry, in a speech at Rlpon
last evening, confirmed a reiiorl which
first appeared in the Chronicle, that the
Unionist Naders contemplate a drastic
change in the constitution of the Iiouse of
Lords. Lord Londonderry has been lord
lieutenant of Ireland and was offcreel,
but declined, a post in the present cabinet,
and he can therefore be regarded as an
He declared in favor of a second chamber,
with whathe termcdutcless peers excluded.
His statement did not include a definite
It Is too soon yet to expect a thoroughly
defined plan, hut It is marvelous to observe
bow the Chronicle's announcement, that
tbe idea of reform accepted by the Unionist
chiefs was an upper iiouse, constituted
partly of elective, partlv of selective ele
ments, bos been acclaimed by the conscrva
The Tall Mall Gazette and the Graphic
comment approvingly on the scheme. The
Tory Globe holds thatthegovernmentought
to undertake the reform, making thetecond
chamber as strong as possible. The radi
cal press eyes the proposals askance as'
tending to create 'and checking tbe powers
of a boui-e of commons:
Cbauncey M. Depew's prediction of the
speedy collapso ot the South Africa boom,
scattering -widespread ruth, has been re
It has not obtained the respect, of city
circles or of, the speculative public, among
whom tbe period of collapse Is held to be
In the mcantima every body chances
fortune. The settlement Just concluded was
expected to shake out the weak-kneed and
check speculation, but no body was hurt and
tho amount of business in "what is called
the Kaffir Circus was more enormous than
A number of members of the London
stock exchange, being satisfied. Incredible
as It may seem, with the fortunes already
realized, have retired from business. Their
retreat, however, has not touched the pub
lic's confidence In sustained future spec
ulation and there Is no sign ot weakness
The. greatest English financiers, includ
ing tlio Rothschilds, French and German
banks and all European lo:ro operatives
have become lnu rested In the"boom.
Ap.irt from mere speculation, the solid de
velopments ot mining land and other prop
erties in South Africa Justify tho host of
CAROLINA FOR FREE CUBA
Old South. State Constitutional Con
vention Eis38 to the Occasion.
Important Proposals for DlNpeiiHiuu;
of LiqnorM, and the Time for tho
Aiciiihly'ei .Meeting Changed.
Columbia, S. C, Sept. 28. Inahe consti
tutional convention to-day ilr. Patton Intro
duced a resolution tbat this convention as
sembled to make a constitution for a free
and independent people, extend Its heartiest
sympathy to tbe Cuban patriots now con
tending for the same precious right.
Its immediate consideration was asked,
but the convention cent It over till Monday.
The dispensary matter was called up and
Senator Tillman offered an amendment that
no licenses for the sale of liquor should ever
be issued In this State In any quantity
Ices than a bait pint and tbat no liquor
should be sold aft.er dark or drunk on tbe
premises. It went over for consideration
The convention has changed tbe time of
the meeting of tbe general assemhl from
November to January to take effect wli
the cession ot iau7.
Tbe length of the sessions was limited to
forty days, not to be effective for tbe four
succeeding sessions after the meeting of the
MASS FOR THEIH SOULS.
Solemn itltct for Victims of Spanish
Havana? Sept. 28. Mass for Ite repose
of tbe souls of those who perished by the
6lnkjng of tbe cruiser Barcastegui was
said to-day in tbe beautiful church of Merced.
Tbe tcrvice wasattendedbyGen.Murtinez
de Campos, and all the civil functionaries
of the city Many cllttlngulshcd families
were also represented in thcchurcli.
Mortera, which funk Ibe cruiser Barcaste
gui, bave sulK.cribed $0,0C0 in aid of the
families of tbe victims of the disaster.
OLD LIIJEUTY HELL COMING.
On Its Way to Atlanta, It trill He Hero
Secretary G. W. Kochersperger. of the
Philadelphia committee having charge ot
the "Old Liberty Hell," has notified tbe
District Commissioners that the train bear
lug tbe official escort to the bell, ou the
way to Atlanta, will arrive nt Washing
ton ou Friday next at 12:17 p. m., and
leave at 2 o'clock.
Commlsslner Powell, who was alone at
the District building when the communica
tion was received, was asked what action
would be taken to accord the liberty pro
claimer a welcome.
He said he was not prepared to say
what the Commissioners would do, but that
doubtless there will be a military escort
designated and appropriate civic honors.
As soon as the board Is furnished, with
the names of those who compose the of
ficial escort and itinerary, the neccssary
orders will be promulgated.
UNDER A THA1N.
TTIlllam Everly Meets-Sudden Death
Beneath tlio Car Wheels.
Boyd'a,Md.,Seit.2S. William Everlywas
struck and killed by an cast-bound train last
night wliile crossing the track at German
His body was foundJying beside the track
by thecrew of a f reighttrain,about3o'clock
Everly was thirty-eight jears old and
came to this place several months ago look
ing focwork. Since that time be has betn
in the employ of BoldenBros. He was a
Old Engines In Lighthouses.
Old engines and air compressors arc being
tried by the lighthouse board for sounding
tlie fog sirens on lightships, In view of the
promptness with which the npparntuscan
be put to work, as compared with the time
consumed in getting up stejmof suiricieiit
pressure. The Winter Quartershoal, light
ship, of f A tlan 1 1c City. N. J., has been fitted
with two of tbc Horns jiy-A kroyd oil en
gines and a Clayton air compressor. With
this plant tbe necessary pressure can be
obtained In five minutes, while lighting
the fire and getting up steam for a steam
siren consumes thirty to forty-five mln
JIRMES FREED Bt COURT
Judge Bradley Releases Him
Upon $500 Bonds.
GEN. SCHOFIELD CRITICISED
General Opinion Is That Tie Treated
the Major in tho Faxlilon of tho
Middle Aj;es Formal Hearing of
the Petition to Occur Next Satur
day Hot Legal Fight.
Tbe arrest and Imprisonment of MaJ.
George A. Armes under the polite military
phrase of "close arrest" at Washington
Barracks by orderof Lieut. Gen."Scbof leld.
Acting Se.cretary"of War, was the sensa
Xiii of Friday night and tbe continuing
sensation of yesterday, when it was tbe
all absorbing topic of comment io private
and military circles.
The story was told minutely in Tbe
Times yesterday morning, and on it the
comment was largely to tbe effect that tbo
arrest and tbe circumstances under which
it was effected sraacktd ratber of the pro
cesses whereby Louis XIV would have
sent a suspect to tbe Bastlieon a let t re dc
cachet, or tbe Czar of Russia would have
sent a criminal by ukase to the Siberian
At all events, it was said tbat even In
times of red hot war such a proceeding
would bave been regarded as the utmost
stretch of the military process. It was
evident tbat had the event occurred out of
tbe reach of a United States Judge, whose
authority in the matter could not have been
questioned, the Indignity would have been
of longer endurance than tbat from which
MaJ. Armes escaped so promptly yesterday.
It was Indicated in Tbe Times yesterday
ornlng tbat the attorneys for Maj. Armes
would at once apply for a writ of habeas
corpus. This was done esterday as soon
as tbe papers could be prepared.
ASKED FOR A WRIT.
Mr. J H. Ralston, of Ralston & Slddons,
attorneS for tbe defense, appeared In tbe
alternoon before Judge Bradley and pre
sented tbe following:
Y'our petitioner respectfully shows:
1. That be Is a citizen of the United
States and a resident ot the District of Co
lumbia. 2. Tbat tbe defendant is a citizen of the
United 8tates and a resident of the Dis
trict of Columbia, and Is a colonel In tho
army ot the United States.
3. Thaton Friday, September 27, 1895,
without any warrant of law, tbl3 petitioner
'was pLiceil under arrest when living quietly
nt bis home In the District of Columbia, and
was conducted by a file of soldiers to the
arsenal at Washington, D. C, and placed in.
the custody of tbe defendant, commandant
at sai.l arsenal. That tbe cause for his ar
rest was not stated to him, and tbat he has
committed no offense known to any law,
and, therefore, knows no Just reason for
4. That he is now in the custody of said
defendant, ami Is deprived ot his liberty, not
being permitted to leave the quarters In
which he is placed ami detained by said
5. That the only excuse for the petition
er's confinement and detention alleged by
the defendant is that he is acting under
and by virtue ot a certain illegal order is
sued by the Acting Secretary of "War, a copy
of which is hereto attached.
Wherefore petitioner praje:
1. That tbc defendant may be required
forthwith to produce this petitioner in court,
together with the causes for his detention,
and that be may be discharged from bis
2. That the petitioner may have snert
other and further relief as he may be en
titled to in the premises.
CALLED IT AN OUTRAGE.
Mr. Ralston, in inmmcmirg on tbe
action of the General In command, said
that the arret was an out rage and without
warrant of law. He referred to the man
ner In which the arrest was. executed, tho
dragging of the Major out of his housa
at night by United States officers.
He said that, so far as he could see,
his client was held on a simple order ot
the acueral, which charged no offense
against liim, and that he was held with
out legal Justification.
Mr. Ralsteii expressed his willingness
to postpone (lie hearing on tbe petition to
a future day, provided Major Armes was
released from custody, because, from
what he could learn, the prisoner was
helil ou the most trivial nnd ridiculous
Ordinarily, be said. In such matters lb
accused was not taken into custody and
were nut subjected to tbc Indignity which
was put upon Major Armes.
Mr. ifilsion also set up Ibe defense that
the General had no right, nor even had
the Secretary ot War a right, to order a
man. and especially' .in officer on th
retired list, into custody "under tbc con
ditions ot the present case.
Upon bearing the argument Judge Brad-
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