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WASHXN'GTOlJr, D. C9 TUESDAY MOKNTCSTG-, OCTOBER 23, 1S94 SIX PAG-ES.
ON THE TRAIL OF THE FDNDS
Making Use of Scarcey as a Guide to
Locate the Stolen Money.
A RIDE THROUGH THE COUNTRY
Despite Efforts to Conceal Their Furposo
"Tho Times" Correspondent Follows Pink
erton and His Prisoner in Their Still
Hunt Searccy Not Given a Hearing.
From a Staff Correspondent!
FaranBioKSBOBO.Ta., Oct 22. Either C.
J. Searcoy, the leador of tho train robbers,
lias made a full confession, or else an amica
ble understanding exists between him and tho
prosecuting official of Stafford county.
Strange wants have been taking place to
day. The bandit li neither confined in Staf
ford county jail aor tbe Fredericksburg
prison, but at sundown was taken to the
bridge-tender's house at Aquia Creek, near
the scene of the hold-up. He is in the cus
tody of Bebert A. Pinkerton, armed with a
Winchester, Sergt. Edrmgton. of this city,
and Ootaiaonwealth Attorney W. Seymour
TWs point was reached after milos of de
tour, mad all indications would seem to give
support to the belief that Pinkerton and his
party ari a a hunt for the treasure stolen
from the expr86 car and supposed to be
buried. Searoey's manner and speech coh
cteetvtf y show at least that & treaty has been
entered into with the authorities.
Altar hoars of delay and maneuvering, dur
ing wawa every effort was made to throw
pursuers off the traok by the astute detective
inefcarge of the prisoner, Seareey was at
12 M o'eioek taken out of the little white
washed Jail in this city and helped into a car
riage drawn by two horses. He was hand
cuffed to Superintendent Pinkerton. In the
vehicle was a basket filled with enough pro
visions to last the party two days. The com
monwealth attorney also went along.
.As the carriage drove into the narrow alley
leading to the jail, after making an armies
ioureay around several blocks, The Trass
correspondent was close behind in a buggy.
When Pinkerton approached and saw the lat
ter waiting a shade of vexation crossed his
'"Well, are you going, too?" he asked, and
passed on without waiting for a reply.
BBQUIfilTIOX FOB MOBOAXFIKLD.
Just a few moments before Capt. Hinde,
David Herriac, MesseBger Cratehfleki, and
Sheriff Kennedy, of Stafford county, left on
an early afternoon train for .Richmond with the
legal papers necessary to procure a requisi
tion irom the goernor for Morganfield, tho
pal of Seareey, now lying in Cincinnati with
a broken leg. so that Sunt Pinkerton was
alone left to Jook after the head of tlie gang.
A dense throng of citwese were gathered In
tfoe Moult ooaAtiee of the nWey on wfai-h the
jail is located, as the arrival of the bandit lias
thrown the citv into a fevr of excitAient
After Seareey was brought out and stepped
Into the carriage, considerably hampered in
his movements by the fact that he was
manacled to Pinkerton, the others leaped in,
and soon the horses were off on a wild, switt
ride through the lonely wilds of Stafford
oounty, with The Times correspondent fol
lowing closely behind.
Seareey recognized the latter and laughed
good-naturedly in return to & salutation.
The party ttruck out at once for the bridge
over the Bat,pabannock, and whipped up the
two horses t almost every stride when the
rooky and rough condition of the roads per
mitted. It is generally supposed, although informa
tion bad been mysteriously refused by the
officials, that tbe'train robber was being
taken over to Stafford Court House to receive
a preliminary hearing, although the eommon
v ealrh attorney later delared that such a pro
ceeding was unnecessary under tho modified
laws of the State.
8TBASOE XACE ACBOSS COCXTBT.
Howwer the latter, who drove tho horses
nt such a furious pace, several times took
roads leading entirely opposite from
the destination supposed. Soon several other
buggies were closely following the swiftly
disappearing drag containing the quartet.
It became plain that every effort was being
made to shake off the pursuers, but without
success. Through the desolate region sweot
the vehicle until the two horses drawing
Seareey and his companions wore steaming
from every pore.
Whenever a hill was reached, making it
necessary to stop to n walk, the voice of
Seareey could plainly be distinguished talk
ing In a cheery style, and occasionally point
ing out to passing points in the country. At
these times the words "railroad, express, and
thousand of dollars" could be distinguished
and a general turn of conversation.
Finally, when it became evident that to
ihide those chasing the carnage was impos
sible, the horses'" heads were turned toward
Stafford Court House. Only once in a while
in the solitary woods would a passing rustic
be seen, who stared at the line of carriages
until they disappeared in the distance.
The leaders in this strange procession
turned toVard Brooks" station, on the IL P.
nnd r. road, whore a brief stop was mad and
The Tixss correspondent drew up alongside.
"Well, it seems that we couldn't lea-ve you
behind." .cried Pinkerton.
"Hardly, under such circumstunces," was
"Are you ready for a fight?" came a banter
ing sally from the noted detective
Seareey also joined in the small talk while
the horses were given a short but much
needed rest. The bandit laughed merrily at
the situation, with the air of a man who was
going to a picnic
AEEIVAX. AT KTATTOBD COURTHOUSE.
When the ride was resumed the rest of tfco
Journey to Stafford Court House was withou
Incident. JThis is a tiny settlement in the
heart of the barren district, containing only
the funny little courthouse, the equally f unnv
looking Jail, the house of tho clerk of tlie
court, and. two stores. In the twist around
the country mado by the party sixteen miles
There was a long delay until tho clerk of
the court, 0. A. .Bryan, could bo Eummoned
from the near-by woods, where ho was hunt
ing. Tho horses were watered and fed hore,
and, while necessary papers were signed,
Seareey and the rest ate a hearty and well
cooked dinner. While Seareey was sitting in
the prettv parlpr of the lonely house occu
pied by the clerk, with Pinkerton as his close
companion. The Times correspondent en
tered. The robber was disposed to be com
Sgjaieative, and several times he was on tho
Tge of saying something interesting, when
Pinkerton wbistlod warningly, causing
Searcoy to make clever changes in tho sub
ject "Would you mind telling wlint Is the object
or tWs excursion?" askod the correspondent
"The time is not ripe," he replied, "but
there will be interesting developments lator
on. Now, really, there's no nso following
After ropeatod urgings -on "his point the
party left again without locking up their
prisoner in Stafford jail. At this time night
was commencing to approach and the expedi
tion pushed swiftly on to the little house of
the bridge-tender at Aquia Crook, within a
milo of tho place where tho train was held up.
Here a stop was mado to rest tho tired horses
IA)0KI'0 FOB THE I-LUXDEB.
In all probability Searcoy is taking Pinker
ton and his associates to tho spot near tho
Virginia Midland, where it is said the thou
sands stolen from tho express car wero
bnriod. Tho strange proceedings of to-day
lend color to the belier that tho railroad rob
ber has divulced his connection with the
wholo plot. Sinco his arrival hero ho has
been undisturbed nnd even jubilant in his
manner, and early this morning his jailor
said he danced and snng unrestrainedly.
The Times correspondent was talking to
tho prisoner through thobnrs this morning
and had been told among other things by
Seareey that ha had been highly pleased Dy
his treatment during the twenty odd hours
be spent in tho express ofllco at Washington,
when City Sorgt. Eddington swoopod down
and arrested tho interviewer for violating a
Virginia law forbidding conversation with
prisoners. Explanations and reloaso soon
It now seems that only three men wero en
caged in tho train robbery by information
gathered to-day. Tho statoment leaked out
of tho commonwealth attorney's oflleo to-day
thnt three warrants had been sworn out
which gives additional reason to boliovo that
Searccy has told all.
After n Requisition for .Morganfield.
Bichmond, Va., Oct. 22. Mr. Herring, of
Baltimore; Sheriff Kennedy, of Stafford
oounty, nnd ono of PInkorton's men arrived
hero to-night to securo a requisition for Mor
ganfield, who is held in Cincinnati under
suspicion of being implicated in tho express
robbery on tho Biciimoad, Fredericksburg,
and Potomac Bailroad.
TWO WOMEN BETRAYED.
George Van Dyke Deserts His Wife and
Weds a Young Lady Who Be
lieves llim Unmarried.
Mexpius, Tenn., Oct. 22. Tho police aro
to-night scouring this city to capture Georgo
Van Dyke, a real ostnto dealer.who is wanted
on a ohargo of bigamy, as the result of which
a Memphis girl of surpassing beauty
finds herself betrayed and an Ohio woman, a
member of ono of the best American families,
and tho mother of throe children, mourns a
Twelve years ago Van Dyko married Miss
Augusta Schenck at Franklin, Ohio. She is
a niece of Bobert F. Schenck, ex-TJuIted
States minister to England, and Commodore
Schenck, of tho United States Navy.
Threo children are tho fruit of tho
union. They came to Memphis four
years ago. and lived together until last sum
mer, when his affairs became much embar
ressed and he sent his wife and children back
to Franklin as a matter of economy.
Then ho fell in love with Miss Josio Milazzi,
who was employed in tho Central Telephone
Exchange, "and who possesses re
markable beauty of tho Italiaa
type. Sho is an eminently re
spectable young woman. She did not know
Van Dyko was married. Six weeks ago sho
went to visit relatives at Browsvillo. Tenn.
Van Dyko followed her and they agreed to bo
A Catholic priest was called in, but de
clined to perform the ceremony. Then a Bap
tint .sinister was scat for and tied tho
knot. Van Dyke did not remain with
hlsv new wife at Brownsville, but re
turned to Memphis. Last Saturday his
new wife came to Memphis without his
knowledge. A notice of the wedding had al
ready been published in Browasvillo local
papers. Miss Milnzzi's relatives urged her to
have this republished ia a Memphis paper.
This sho did on Sunday, unknown to her sup
Van Dyke's first wifo has a couplo of stal
wart brothers, and from this publication they
first learned of the second ceremony.
They at onco camo to Memphis and took
steps to secure personal and legal
reprisal, and they are scouring the city for
him to-night, swearing vengeance. Tho
police are guarding tho railway stations to
prevent Van Dyke's escape.
COACHMAN HOWARD'S CASE.
It Is Examined Into by a Special Board of
New Yoek, Oct. 22. Tho examination In
tho caso of John James Howard, Levi P. Mor
ton's employe, who was ordered sent uack to
England, where Mr. Morton is alleged to havo
engaged him as a coachman, was continued
to-day before a special board of inquiry,
chosen for tho purpose, at Ellis Island.
Frank Piatt, of Tracy, Boardman & Piatt,
appeared for tho defendant. William H.
Cochran conducted tho case for tho State.
Tho proceedings wero secret.
Dr. Senner, Commissioner of Immigration,
said that Inspector Prentiss C. Dodge, of Bur
lington, Vt., who mado tho arrest, was tho
oaly witness exnmincd, and his testimony was
practically tho same as that he gavo before
Judgo Lacombe last week.
No other witness was obtained. Tho caso
will bo considered to-morrow, and tho testi
mony sent to Secretary Carlisle, together with
Dr. Sennor's recommendation. Tbo decision
will rest entirely with tho Secretary of tho
WILLIAW PENH'S SOLE HEIR.
Col. William Stuart Comes from England
to Inspect His Estate.
Wilkesiubbe, Pa.,Oct. 22. Col. Wm. Stuart,
now solo heir to tho remnants of tho Willinm
Penn estate In Pennsylvania, is in this city,
having just arrived from England. Ho Is on
a tour of inspection and inquiry regarding
his property. Of the great tract of Pennsyl
vania granted to William Penn thero now re
main in tho estate but small fragments, dis
posed somewhat as follows:
About threo dozen ground rents, near what
was onco tho manor of Srringettsburg, ad
joining the northern part of Philadelphia; an
irredeemable ground rent oa a bit of im
proved property on Bace street. Philadelphia;
some mineral rights in various parts of Penn
sylvania; about l,5(0 acres in ' Sunbury
Manor, Luzerno county, nnd a small tract ia
Salom township, also in this county. This is
all that is loft to tho present heir of William
DEATH OF REV. DR. HARVEY.
Ho Was Associated with Howard Univer
sity for Several Years.
Middletowk, N. Y., Oct 22. Tho death of
tho Bov. Dr Charles Harvey, of San Fran
cisco, is announced. Ho died of heart pa
ralysis aged seventy years.
Dr. Harvey established the first Freed
man's mission in Delaware. It was known
as tho Harvoy mission and was located at
Camdem near Dover.
Ho was also associated with the Howard
University at Washington, D. C, for several
Disciples .Missionary Convention.
Biciimonp, Ya,, Oct. 22. Tho general
Christian missionary convention of tho Dis
ciples' national convention commenced its
sessions horo this morning. Tho report of
tho board of managers mado the'f ollowing ex
hibit: Total raised by men in tho field, $66,055.97;
receipts by corresponding secretary, 621,
CS9.04; receipts by church extension funds,
31,204.37; receipts by board of negro evan
gelization and education, 87,132.70; total re
ceipts from all sources, ?126,932.08.
SMITH'S PAL BEACH CADGHT
Claims to Have Sold Some of the
Stamps the Former Had Stolen.
EHFLOYED AT WILLARD'S HOTEL
A, Clay Sinsabaugh Arrested at tho Same
Time He Was a Printer and Worked in
"The Times" Office for Awhile Says Ho
Knows Nothing of tho Robbery.
Spoclal to TnE Times.
Columbia, S. 0., Oct. 22. William A. Beach,
charged with being an accomplice in tho re
cent stamp robberies, and his fellow-traveler,
A. Clay Sinsabaugh, wero nrrestcd hero this
aftornoon by tho local authorities. Ohiof
Hazca had wired full descriptions of tho men
to tho locnl polico. Thoy wero to call for let
tors to Sinsabaugh nnd Lawrence, tho name
assumed by Beach.
When tho men wont to tho nost-ofllco and
called for their mail Clerk Gillespie drew a
rovolver and told them to march into his
office. Tho polico who had been watching
tho building for several days wcre.brought in
and tho two men wero marched to the station
house. Thoy wore seen at tho station.
Sinsnbaugh said ho was a printer and had
always been one. "Beach askod mo to go
South with him. and I did so," ho said. "I
am perfectly ignorant of nuy difficulty, and
hnd nothing to do with any stamp robberies."
Ho went on to say that he lived at No. 401
Fourth street northwest, Washington, nnd
that ho had worked on the Star until type-setting
macnines wero introduced. Ho said ho
had not a cent and that ho had beoo around
to tho printing offices to try and get some
work. Ho had done somo work on tho wny
South. Ho claimed to havo worked for Tue
Times this month.
Beach said: "Like a d d fool I sold somo
of Smith's stamps." Ho said that ho was in
charge of thebllliard room at Willard's Hotel,
when Smith camo in and told him that nis
wifo was in tho millinery business and that
he had somo stamps he would like for him to
sell on a 5 per coat commission. Thoy had a
nowsstand, and it did not take long to sell tho
first lot of stamps. He continued bis sales
until ho hnd Bold about $125, wben ho becamo
suspicious and stopped selling the stamps.
Beach seemed to regret that he did not know
tbut Smith had so much money. Had ho
known that he had so many stamps ho would
have gotten more out of him.
Beach had a detailed diary of his trip in
New Jersey, New York, and on his Southern
trip. It makes interesting rending and shows
Uiat at first he was with Smith and that they
spent all of their monoy on lewd women and
drinking liquor. Both of tho men had a hard
timoofit. Beach left Washington with $5,
and has been riding most of the way on
freight trains. Tbey wero so hard pressed
that thoy had to dig sweet potatoes along tho
lino and bake them. When arrested thoy
had 40 cents, which was used for cigarettes
Beach says that Sinsabaugn'3 storj' is cor
rect, and that ho knows nothing about tho
stamp business. Sinsabaugh has been beg
ging for monoy from union printers along
the route, which was from Baltimore to Nor
folk, Portsmouth, Weldon, Henderson, Kitt
rell, Franklin, Baleigh, Wadesboro, Monroe
(N. C), Clinton, Nowberry, S. C. and to
Columbia. Beach is in tho best of humor,
but Sinsabaugh appears to be indignant a:
f ho idea of his being detained. Chief Hazon
has been advised of the arrests.
THEIR RECORD IN WASHINGTON.
Beach Had a Shady Reputation, and Sin
sabaugh Was Regarded as Disorderly.
Beach iB known nt Willard's notel, having
worked thero up to a short timo ago as an as
sistant in tho billiard room. Ho received $5
a week, but was a decided sport in appear
ance nnd habits, and was latterly regarded as
a crook. When ho left this city ho stated that
bo was going to Savannah to tako charge of a
Sinsabaugh has lived in Washington nenrly
all his lifo, and was seen on Tonth street
northwest as Into as a week ngo. Ho was
quite well known among tho printers of the
city, having worked on several local papers.
His father is a respectablo old gentleman
living in the northwest section of tho city,
and is at present agent for a large out-of-town
Tho son has a reputation for disorderly con
duct. About a year ngo while walking along
D street drunk ho caino up with a group of
flvo colored men, pulled a revolver from his
pocket, and threatened to shoot the negroes,
but did not carry out his threat. On sevoral
other occasions Sinsabaugh has been in
volved in quarrels and fights.
GEN. BOOTH ARRIVES.
The Salvation Army Leader Begins the
Work of Reform in New York City.
Gen. William Booth, tho founder and head
of tho Salvation Army, ha3 arrived In tho
United States from Canada nnd began a week
of meetings in Now York city last night with
a mass-meeting in Union Squaro, followed by
n great meeting in Carnegie Musio Hall.
To-night ho is to speak again in Carnegie
Musio Hall and ho will bo introduced by Mr.
Chauncey M. Depew. Thero will bo a thou
sand Salvation Army officers in Now York to
attend his meetings this week. Tho Wash
ington officers, Capt. Kemp and Lieut. Bus
sell, left for Now York yesterday morning,
but tho meetings in the Salvation Army Hall
on Pennsylvania avenuo will go right on as
usual, in their absence.
Next week Gon. Booth will visit cities In
'tho vicinity of New Yorkwinding up in Phila
delphia, where ho will speat in tuo Acauemy
of Music and bo introducod by ex-Postmastor
Monday, November 5, ho will speak at Con
vention Hall, in this city, when Mr. Justice
Strong, of tho Supremo Court, retired, will
introduce him. His tour through Canada
was a great success. Everywhere ho was
welcomed most cordially by tho leading peo
ple and held monster meetings.
Gen. Booth sums it up by saying that ho
spent 824 hours in traveling 3,606 miles, nnd
mado nineteen short addresses, fifty-six long
ones, and addressed 100,000 people. Yet ho is
still in splendid henlth, and looks forward to
his arduous tour of tho United States with
Brotherhood's Union Rally.
The Baltimore and Washington chapters of
tho Brotherhood of St. Andrew and Phillip
will hold a union rally this evening at tho
Western Presbyterian Church, on H street,
between Nineteenth and Twentieth streets
northwest. Tho programme is as follows:
Vuluntary proludo and introduction, "Sans
Deo," Bach; anthem, "Jerusalem." Gounod;
invocation; greeting by the pastor, Bov. How
ard Wilbur Ennis, member of Federal Coun
cil; reading of Scripturo, Bov. J. Bussell
Verbrycke, Gurloy Memorial Presbyterian
Church; prayer, Bov. William C. Alexander,
D. D., West Street Presbyterian Church; cho
ral, address. Bov. S. M. Nowman, D. D., First
Congregational Church; duet. "In tho Cross
of Christ Wo Glory," Howe. Miss Harknoss
and Mr. Sutton; address. Bov. Joseph T. Kel
loy. Fourth-Presbyterian Church; offertory,
anthem, "Praise Ye tho Father," Gounod;
reports from chnptors; Brotherhood Circlo
singing. "Blest Be tho Tie that Binds;" doxol
ogy and benediction. Postludo, I'Triumphal
CZAR'S RECOVERY IMPOSSIBLE.
No Gain of Strength Seldom Goes to Bed
Czarowltch Not Hankering Aftci
St. rETEnsnuna, Oct. 22. Tho bulletin
issued to-nlgnt by tho physicians in attend
ance on tho Czar says: "His majesty slept
five hours Intermittently. He rose this morn
ing as usual. His appotito has lessened. His
strength has not increased."
Princess Alix arrived at Livadia-to-night.
Tho Czrclna accompanied her to tho
chapel of tho castlo, whoro both prayed
earnestly that tho lifo of the Czar might
bo spared. Tbo Cznrinn looked caro
worn, but sho walked without assistance. All
tho reports stating that hor mnjosty hns been
strickon with paralysis or apoplexy aro un
true. Beblij;, Oct. 22. Tho North German Ga
zctto says that tho Czar's condition is any
thing but satisfactory. His recovery, hu
manely speaking, is impossible, but tho papers
already speaking of him as a dead man aro
over hasty. Our conjecture that a catastro
phe Is not immediately imminent is based, wo
bolieve, on good information. Tbo papor
adds that Prof. Leyden is oxpected back in
Berlin this weok.
LoxnoN, Oct. 22. A dispatch to tho Daily
Nows from Vienna says that tho Czar soldom
goes to bed, because when ho does his breath
ing becomes difficult. Most of tho timo ho re
poses in an invalid chair, which can bo
raised or lowered to glvo him respite. Tho
cedema prevents him from lying still nnd
makes his breathing painful. The doctors
keop thoir patient out of bod as much as pos
sible, first to maintain his moral enorgy, and
second on account of wenkness.of his heart.
Tho relations between tho Czar and Cznre
wltch do not appear to bo of the best. Tho
statements, however, nro unfounded thnt
tho Czar had a heated quarrel
with his son which excited him
in a manner dangerous to ono of hi3 condi
tion. Still it Is no secret that tho CzarowUch
does not caro much about tho throno, not on
account of love affairs, but from observation
of tho continual oxcitomont and terror
in which his father lived. The suddenness of
tho crisis has served to intensify his aversion,
yet nobody here believes ho will executo his
intention to renounce tho throne.
EMPEROR WILLIAM AS POET,
His Latest Song to Bo Sung by n Jfnlo
Chorus at n Matinee Per
formance. Beeijn, Oct 22. On Sunday next a
matinee performance, tho proceeds of which
will go to tho building fund of tho William L
Memorial Cathedral, will bo given at tbo
Boyal Opera House. The mist interesting
number on the programmo will bo tho "Song
to JEgis," tho words and music of which nro
by Emperor William. This composition is
for a male chorus,the design being theMajstoso
eflect of a Germau choral. Tho Emperor
composed tho song threo months ago whilo
on hl3 nnnual cruise along tho coast of Nor
way. Trof. Albert Becker arranged tho musio
for tho orchestral accompaniment. The text
of tho song follows:
BONO TO iEOIB,
O, -iEglr. lord of oceans,
Whom Nick and Tsix obey.
In roay dawn of morning
Tho Vikins host doth pray. A
Grim Is the foud wo'ro seeking
In countries far away;
Through storm aud tide and billows,
Lead us to glorious fray.
Wben Nick perchance doth threaten,
When fails this trusty shield;
Thy flaming oyei may guard us,
To foemen nono will ylold.
As Frithjof on Ellldo.
Undaunted ploughed the wave;
So shelter thou this dragon
And us, thy sons, wo crave.
When in tho battle's fury
As steel on steel doth ring;
Bold foemen meet their death stroz8t
To Valkyries thoy cling.
Then may our song bo wafted
Through clash of swords to sea;
Wo honor Thoe, O, mighty God,
Like far oil storms so free.
CHURCH AND STATE.
Congressman Tarsncy Declares the Widest
Separation Is Favored by Catholics.
Chicago, Oct. 22. "Landing Day" at tho
Columbus Club, tho leading Catholic organ
ization of tho West, was tho occasion ot a
banquet to-night, at which about S00 guests
Tho feature of tho occasion was an address
by Congressman Tarsney, of Detroit, taking
advanced grounds on tho subject of church
and state. Speaking of constitutional gov
ernment. Mr. Tarsney said:
"If thero is in any respect in which our in
stitutions rest on a happier basis than those
of tho States of Europe, it is that, in framing
our National Constitution, our fathers wisely
excluded tho entanglements which must in
evitably spring from oven a remoto conned
tion between church and state.
Tho Cathclio Church favors tho widest sep
aration of church nnd state and most abso
lute freedom for nU. As tho early representa
tive of the meolc and lowly Nazarene. this
earth is not its kingdom. Boady and willing
to accord all our brethren of different faith
tho samo freedom of 'thought and action it
desires for itself, it teaches its children to re
spect and obey tho law. For its liberty-loving
Christian spirit, it draws no lino between
class, or creed, or race."
FpR ANOTHER BATTLE.
Seventeen Japanese AVnr Vessels Assem
bled nt Ping Yang Inlet.
London, Oct. 22. A dispatohto tho Times
from Tion-Tsiu says a report is current thero
that seventeen Japanese warships, under Ad
miral Ito, havo assembled at Ping Yang Inlet.
Thornton Haven, it is said, has never been
occupied by tho Japanese.
Tho Chinese lleel is reported to be at Woi-Hai-Wei.
iMcKnight Will Come Back.
J. W. McKnight, who escaped from Detec
tive Boardman horo about tho first of Septenv
ber, it is oxpected will bo brought back by a
Pennsylvania deputy marshal to-day. Ho was
under arrest for bigamy and whilo in tho
detectivo's charco stopped into another room
to change his coat. From that room he
slipped out of a window and hasn't since been j
seen by tho omcer3 here, jio wns arrested
Saturday in Pittsburg.
In the Field of Politics.
Ex-President Harrison says ho will mako
no political speeches in New York.
OvorCO.OOO women in Denver havo an
nounced their intention to vote at tho next
Tho North Carolina Fuslonists havo placod
Walter A. Montgomory, of Baleigh, Domo
crat, upon thoir ticket as associate justice
Vico President Stevenson's campaigning
tour iri Illinois yesterday was very success
ful, great crowds greeting him at every placo.
Hon. Thomas B. Eeed wns tho guest of
honor last night at the annual banquet of
tho Hamilton Club, in Chioago, ono of tho
loading Bopublicau organizations of that
William M. oingerly, Democratic candidate
for Governor of Pennsylvania; Gov. Pnttison,
Attorney General Hensol, Jnmes Kerr, clerk
of the House otlteprescntatives; William F.
Harrity,-and other prominent Pennsylvania
Democrats, started yesterday on a two woeks'
campaigning tour of tho Stato. Gon. Has
tings, tho Bopubllcan candidate, and a party
aro also on a campaigning tour.
4 ' H
THREATENED BY SMALLPOX
Well Developed Case of the Dre'aded
Contagion Found on Capitol Hill.
YELLOW FLAG IS NOW FLYING
Fears That tho Disorder May Spread Nearly
a Panic in the Neighborhood Whon tho
Caso Was Developed Significant Talk
with Health Officer Woodward.
On Sunday night Health Officer Woodward
was notified by Dr. H. ii. street that there
wa3 a caso of sickness at No. 433 Fourth street
northeast.whkh.if It was not smallpox.at loast
horo a strong rescmblanco to that dreaded
contagion. Dr. Woodward at onco sent for
Polico Surg. J. Bamsay Novitt, who 13 also
physician in chargo of the Contagious Hos
pital, situated on tho isolated commons be
yond tho jail.
Drs. Nevitt and Street called on the sub
ject, and after an examination, pronounced
tho caso ono of genuine smallpox, and early
yesterday morning tho patient, a colored
nurso, named Mary Mundel, wa3 quietly re
moved to tho little whitewashed hospital
building. She was suffering intensely, and
tho eruptions wero developing rapidly.
Dr. Nevitt then went into isolation with tho
patient and a trained nurso, and the tele
phone, nis only means of communication with
tho outside world, was connected with tho
health office, so that he could be in constant
communication with iho authorities, and his
every want supplied.
In tho meantime Health Officer Woodward
visited tho house on Fourth street in person
and learned the history of tho caso as far as
Eosslblo. The disease, ho found, was brought
ere from tho town of South iPomfret, Vt.
Mary Mundol, tbo vjctim, wa3 nurse at tho
houso of Mr. P. J. Coston, at No. 430 Fourth
street northeast. Sho was given charge of
Mr. Coston's baby daughter, who had been
with hor parents on a visit to her grandfather
at South Pomfret. On September SO the in
fant was taken sick, and Its death occicred
October 13, tho nnturo of tho fatal disease be
The colored nurso washed tho baby's soiled
clothes, and several days later complained of
severe pains in her back. The same night
she becamo worse and was compelled to go to
CITIZENS AL1I0ST PASIC-STBICKEN.
When the true nature of the caso was first
wliispered about tho neighborhood of the
houso In which Mary Mundel had resided, the
neighbors paid but little attention to the re
ports, and regarded them as idle gossip.
Yesterday, however, when a number of
health office employes invaded the premises
and placed a yellow flag of warning m front
of tbo house, the greatest consternation was
tho result. Precautionary measures were at
once adopted to prevent a spread of the con
tagion, but the panic-stricken neighbors re
fused to be pacified.
Health Officer Woodward assured them
that there was no danger, but they foresaw
that there was danger, as the ten or twelve
Inmates of tho houso in which Mary Mundel
was confined had been circulating promiscu
ously about the neighborhood for several
days, ignorant of tho fact that perhaps they
wero spreading smallpox germs broadcast in
their wake. Tenants who had lived in tho
neighborhood for years pointed significantly
at tho waving flag of yellow when a Ttjies
reporter visited the neighborhood last night,
and declared that thoy would move away at
FIGHTING THE CONTAGION.
Aforcoof health office employes and officials
was dispatched to the premises on Fourth
street Jlast ovening by tho health officer. Tho
mattress and bedding used by Mary Mundel,
and other articles that had been in contact
with her wero burned In a neighboring lot.
Tho plnco was thoroughly fumigated and
other precautionary measures put into opera
tion. In tho meantime Drs. Woodward and
O'Malloy appeared in tho Infected house and
proceeded to mdulgo in vaccination by tho
wholesale. Twolvo persons were made to
bare their arms and receive a doso of vaccine
virus. As fast as others came in they were
subjected to the same treatment. Somo of
the alarmed neighbors wero also vaccinated.
"Wo must get out of this Infected atmos
phoro," excitedly said ono of tho residents.
There wero at least twolvo people In the
house with Mary MundelL and over sinco sho
Was first taken down with tho awful disease
they have been circulating among our peo
ple totally unconscious of tho fact that thoy
might havo been spreading tho malady among
tbo wives, fathers and children of the neigh
borhood. Tho several colored children In the
infected house havo been playing with our
little ones over sinco tho Mundell woman was
taken siok, and that in itself is enough to
cause a rapid spread of sjiallpox. No won
der wo nro alarmed tho situation itself is
Threo persons who wero known to have
been in tho sickroom with Mary Mundell nnd
nursed her, cannot bo found, notwithstanding
the efforts of tho health officers to locate
them. Lato last night Dr. Woodward paid
one of tho number, a colored woman, who
spent muoh of her time in the sick woman's
room, had been located at tho village of
Pisgah, on tho Potomac, about ten miles be
Some of tho women nna men in tne infected
houso aro employed at different points in tho
city and It is feared they may spread tho dis
ease. The houso, No. 433 Fourth street northeast,
is a three-story frame tenement, containing
six or seven room3. A Times reporter took a
long-range view of tho promises ltat night.
Dim lights ehono from several of the windows
nnd tho yellow flag fluttored in tho cool, north
west wind. Tho structure is occupied by from
ten to twolvo colored people. Tho other oo
cupants of tho block aro mainly whites. In
somo of the other houses lights wore moving
about and soveral knots of men stood on tho
street corners eagerly discussing tho situa
tion. WHAT DB. WOODWAHD HAD TO SAT.
The reporter afterward called on Health
"I havo just henrd froa tho small-pox hos
pital," he said, "and Da Nevitt reports that
tho pationt is doing nl ily. The eruptions aro
developing finely. We aro using every facility
nt our command and are ,not apprehensive of
a spread of tho dlserie."
"Aro tho provailI.ir atmospherio and other
natural conditions favorable to a spread of
tho contagion?" asked tho reporter.
"Yes, this season is favornblo for a spread,
but I am not uneasy. The district in which
tho disease appeared is not nn over-crowded
ono, which is in itself favorable."
Boferring to the persons ho hnd vaccinated
last ovening. Dr. Woodward said that as vac
cine innoculatlon would develop much quicker
than tho disease, tho worst ho would fear
would bo cases of varioloid, in the event that
any of the people in tho houso had become
contaminated with tho disorder. Boferring
to how tho disease might havo been contracted.
In tho first instance, tho health officer said:
"She may havo gotten it in somo of tho rail
road dopots at which "sho stopped for in
stance, tho crowded Pennsylvania depot in
Jorsoy City, or perhaps In a hack, or at ono
of tho railroad stations; on thoclosoly-pcioked
ferry boat or in a railroad coach. Another
thing, sho visited a point in Vermont, near
Canada, n some parts owwyhlch country
smallpoxls raging nearly all Hfcttlme."
To-dy additional precautfilte 'will bo
adopted and nn effort made to locate those
people who left the infected promlsefSfcefore
themature of thn trnnhln was known?
oifort will also hn mndn to trnce tho sourcS
j-l. iiaiiju uaisii. wuu is i sujuiiuux uucti.
T n.l.i. n'...i. i... iiu -
visited tho hospitnlyestordaynnd pronounced
the case a genuine ono. Ho said tho patient
was badly broken out all over tho face and
body. It is suggested that tho police bo called
upon to prevent tho inmates of No. 43J from
circulating about town until they are known
to bo out of danger.
SENSATIONAL STREET SCENE.
Two Ladies Who Do Not Speak as They
Pass by Meet and Part
About 8 o'clock la3t evening a disturbance
was narrowly averted at tho city postofflce,
between Mrs. Glonnan, wife of Dr. Glennan,
both of whom aro figuring in the sensational
abduction caso, and Mrs. Silling, whose son
is alleged to bo involved in a scandal with
It appears that Mrs. Silling had been wait
ing about the post-office to see her son. who
usually calls at the general delivery between
7:30 and 8:30 o'clock every evening for his
mail. While walking impatiently to and fro
in front of tbo building 31rs. Silling spied
Mr3. Ulennan, who was also supposed to be
looking for young Mr. Silling, and with fire
Casing from her oyes, made a bee line for her.
Mrs. Glennan, however, caught sight of
the irate mother, and dashed Into Osborne &
Hoban's ladies' restaurant, corner of Seventh
and G streets, with Mrs. Silling at her heels.
Mrs. Glennan entered from tho G street
side and quickly ran to the Seventh
street entrance, where she disappeared as
suddenly as though the earth had opened and
swallowed her. Had the two ladies met
thero would undoubtedly havo been fun.
METHODIST BISHOPS' MEETING.
Their Proceedings Looked Forwurd to
with Great Interest.
Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 22. All tho bishops
of tho Methodist Episcopal Church in the
United States will assemble in this city on
Thursday, November 1, and the proceedings
of their meeting havo been already looked
forward to by tbo members of the denomina
tion all over tho country.
The bishops who will attend are: Bowman.
St. Louis, Mo.; Foster, Boxbury, Mass.; Mer
rill, Chicago. 111.; Andrews, NeV York; War
ren, University Park, Colo.;Foss, Philadel
phia; Hurst, Washington, D. C; Ninde, De
troit, Mich.; WaldeD, Ciacinnati, Ohio; Mal
lalhn, Buffalo, N. Y.; Fowler, Minneapolis;
Vincent, Topoka. Has.; Fitzgerald, New Or
leans; Joyce, Chattanooga, Tenn.: Nowman,
Omaha, and Goodsell, San Francisco, CaL
Tho only absentees will be tho bishops of
Africa and India. It is expected that Bishop
Foss will occupy tho chair.
Tho bishops will meet in Wesley Hall, 1023
Arch street. On Thursday evening they wiil
be entertained at dinner by the Historical
Society. Tho board of church extension will
also extend a dinner. The board will hold
meetings on Thursday and Friday, November
1 and 2, and will hold services in tho Whar
ton Street and Tabernacle Methodist
ALDRICH'S BOND APPROVED.
No Attempt Madelby His Attorneys to En
tcr a Demurrer.
Frank Aldnch's attorneys appeared before
Judge McComas yesterday morning with Dis
trict Attorney Birney and presented the bond
of 31,000, which wa3 approved. They made
no attempt, as had been at one time proposed,
to plead a demurrer.
Mr. Birnoy says ho has four murder trials
and somo other cases which should properly
precede the second hearing of Aldricb. The
Eicbolberger case will probably bo next.
Aldrich upon learning that he would prob
ably have to wait several weeks determined
to return at once to his work in Detroit.
RAVAGES OF A TORNADO.
Serious Reports Anticipated When Tele
graphic Communication Is Kcstorcd.
Abkansas Citt, Kan.. Oct. 22. Eeports just
coming in tell of tho ravages ot a tornado,
which struck Gouda Springs, eighteen miles
west of tho Arkansas Elver late Saturday
Muoh damage was dono to farmhouses and
crops and it is feared that more serious re
ports will be received when telegraphic com
munication is restored.
As far as known thero wero no fatalities.
Two people are known to havo been injured.
The property loss will aggregate nearly
MEDAL OF HONOR LEGION.
Eighty of Its Members Attend the Fifth An
New York, Oct. 22. Tho fifth annual meet
ing of tho Modal of Honor Legion was called
to order in tho Holland House to-day by Gen.
James B. O'Beirne, president of tho organiza
tion. Of tho 202 members of the legion over
eighty nro in attendance, Pennsylvania, Mas
sachusetts, Vermont. Ohio, Now York, New
Jersey, nnd Connecticut being represented.
Tho legion is composed of members o! the
United State3 Army and Navy to whom Con
gress has awarded medals for doeds of bravery
in battle. Congress has awarded only S00 of
Dr. Curry at Shaw University.
Baleigh, N. O., Oct. 22. Dr. Curry, trustee
of tho Peabody and Slater funds, spent to
day visiting Shaw University. This after
noon ho gavo a strong address on "Indus
trial education." A largo number of tho
prominent official, professional, and business
men of the city wero present to show their
high regaad for Dr. Curry and to oxpress
their Interest in tho work Shaw is doing in
giving tho colored people a practical Chris
Fleeced by a Judgo.
SmiNGFiELD, Ohio, Oct. 22. Ex-Polico
Judgo Charles E.Morris has fled after fleecing
peoplo to tho amount of 820,000. He is sup
posed to be in Canada. Tho heaviest sufferer
Is tho Citizens' Building and Loan Associa
tion, of which ho had been tho trusted attor
ney for olght years. They aro out 84,500, ob
tained by forgod mortgages. Tho remainder
was obtained principally from various estates
Eugeno Oudin, tho woll-known singor. 13 ill
in London, and his brother in Now York has
been cabied for.
out Italy wero dissolved yesterday by gov
Ex-Gov. Hoadley, of Ohio, now residing in
New York, has written to Col. Coit, command
ing tho Fourteenth Begiment, Ohio National
Guard, congratulating him and Gov. Mc
Kinloy upon tho suppression of tho mob at
Washington C. H. a fow days ago.
A firo caused by spontaneous combustion
in a hill above tho town of Maryshal, Boulder
county, Col., thirty years ago, threatens to
communicate to tho surrounding valuablo
coalfiolds and render thorn worthless. It
rages throughout nn underground area of
from 200 to 300 acres, and spouts flame, cin
ders, and smoke through a dozen outlets, each
of which might vio in appearance with tho
crater of a working volcano.
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SHOCKED BY THE PAITINS
"Love and Life" Cannot Be Hang ori
White House Walls.
COL WILSON AS AN ART CENSOR
Opposed to Exhibiting Pictures of Nude Ha
man Figures Where Young- People May
Bee The Work Is That of the Greas
English Painter, Watts.
The question how far tho American poop!g
wilt approve the nude in art is again agitat
ing the government. The finest painting- ex
hibited at the Workl'3 Fair in Chicago Lea
boxed la the cellar c the White Hou3e, anl
the authorities there aro in doubt and trepi
dation, what to do with it, Prasldeat Clevelani
To hang it in a plaee of honor may give oV
feose to the descendants of the Puritans who
remember the training of their fathers, not to
hang it is sure to give offense to the great
artist, -who is the donor; to a large body of
American artists, and to provoke a patronis
ing or a contemptuous smile from foreign
arrtet3 and the polite world!abroard gener
ally. Meanwhile visitors at the White H ju-s
are deprived of the pleasure of seelnc .nerf
the most poetic creations of modern thoaghX
9The picture is "Love and Life," by G. F.
Watts, B. A., an English artist whose name 13
known wherever English art is known. It
bung on the west wall of the British f-xh.t
at the World's Fair and was a delight to
It represents "Life," by a youth, perfect la
form as the Apollo Belvedere, with all tio
warmth of almost faultless coloring ad le I,
and perfectly nude. "Love" is a bcaat. "a
girl, who leans lightly upoa her compan.;a
and looks up at him with bewitchingly trust
ful eyes, and she also is wholly unelothed.
IT IS HIQHLT IDEALIZED.
The picture is highly idealized and far re
moved from all that is gross, sensuous, or un
whole3omely suggestive to a pure mind. Irs
such it rouses most pleasureabie poetic feel
ings. Mr. Watts is said to regard ft as his
finest creation, and from the attention it re
ceived from Americans with artistic souls two
summere ago he may well be right.
After the close of the fair, learning with;
what favor his work had been recelvd, ha
offered to present the picture to the Urate!
States government to form the nucleus cl a
national art gallery. Congress, early in tie
session recently closed, accepted the jrt.
with an appropriate resolution. Secretary
Gresnam wrote to Mr. watts, Informing him,
of the acceptance, and said while a natnol
art gallery was in the future with us tt.3
noble gift would be fitly placed by hanging- it
in the White I ouse.
The course of exhibits from the Fair to ttelr
final resting places has been slow, an i t-.3
superb painting was hidden from the r JL o
for nearly a year in transit from Chi ar t
the White House. For a long time it iay a
bond in the Georgetown enstoms-boue I;
was only after Mrs. Cleveland's departure' .r
Gray Gabies that Secretary Gresnam was aa
officially to turn it ovr to the author.f. - at
the Executive Mansion. This was C-z.9
through W. Woodville Bocthill. who fur"- -l j
notified CoL John M. Wilson that the r ' tore
had been accepted by Congress and w-3 at
his disposal, and followed the notiflcati.a. ty
sendiifg the box over.
cor Wilson's xsxobt.
CoL Wifeon, as saperwteadeet of pulls
buildings and grounds, had the duly t
determine what should be done with it. I""
remembered the Incident of the St. Ga.J.Cz3
medal and how authorities high in offic -1 ,i
disagreed radically about it, and how the c.--servative
element had finally won. H-1 a. so
remembered the picture in the windo r ! i
local art dealer that was ordered off e .
tion by the police. A happy solution cIL 3
difficulties occured to him. So Ion? as r.tt .
ing was said about it nobody would kn j ,v t3
There was plenty of interest already f r
visitors at the White House. He woo.d 1 :zx a
the matter for Mrs. Cleveland's return. Bt
recently artists visiting here have begun to
ask about this masterpiece that they had been
told was to be seen here. They bad nn ' r
stooditwasat the Executive Mansion, Lt
failed to find it. They would like very mr -b,
to see it. Evasive answers have been giv'3,
but these questionings have gives, rise to gos
sip. It 13 said CoL Wilson personally is Tee? op
posed to having the pieture In the "White.
ACTTXG A3 AST CESSOE.
He does not claim much knowledge of art
but ho thinks he knows how the great tbody
of American people feel about placing- such
pictures where young people, uncultured and
undisciplined in mind, may see it and be;
harmed, and will urge that it be placed else
where for the benefit and pleasure of only
older and more liberally educated persons.
S!One story has it that Mr. Bockhill had a
long argument with Col. Wilson, trying- to
induce him to hang the picture as Secretary
Gresham desired. Of this Mr. Rockhdi sa.i
"That is absolutely absurd. How can any
one think that I would attempt to direct or
suggest what the President shall hang; upon
the wall3 of his home. I had no converticn.
whatever with CoL Wilson regarding the
Watts' painting. I turned it over to him and
then my duty ended. I understand it is stid
In tho box at the White House."
President Homeward Bound.
Buzzard's Bat, Oct. 22. President and
Mrs. Cleveland will leave Gray Gables at 9
o'clock to-morrow morning by special tram
Crimes and Casualties.
Tho residenee of Sylvester Yeogle, nerr?
Carlisle, Ohio, wa3- struck by lightning last
ovening and Mrs. Yeagle and two children
killed and consumed in the flames.
Patrick Biiey attempted to blow up witJJ
dynamite tho" temporary barracks at N W
Bochelie. N. 1".. sheltering 100 Italian lalor-
ers. but was discovered Justin time to proven!
Four grandchildren of Rev. William Tay
lor, Methodist missionary bishop of Africa,
were burned to death in the house of their
father at South Nyack. N. Y.. ypsterday
morning. Ono man was fatally burned and
two wero seriously injured.
John Waldz. an old resident of Camlrid;ra
City, Ind.. shot himself and his three-year-c J
son yesterday, and both will die. FanUij
troubles is given as tho came of the act.
While a building belonging to tho Pabst
Brewimr Company at St. Paul was being
pulled down it collapsed, burying undT its
ruins flvo or six men, all of whom were puLed
out moro or less injured, and one fatally.
Bdltor to Be Expelled.
Eome, Oct. 22. M. Boeglin, editor and
proprietor of the Moniteur de Borne, wa3 ar
rested last night, and will be expelled from
tho country.' ThojMonitour de Bomo has
stopped publication. Boeglin has been in
trouble before with the authorities becauso ol
articles published in his paper, whicb. ia a
Wall papors and carpets. Horace J. Long & Ctti
SSI Thirteenth street northwest.
Lowest price on titaaUard geod
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