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Robinson, Parker& Co, Reliable Ameriean Clothiers, 319 7TH ST. N. W. THE FROM MAINE. Harrison and the While-Plumed Knif ht on Bad Term!, Sir, Itlalne (lot Mad anil Iteruied To Go lo CtSTelitmt Will Ho lte.lcur lb accordance with the determina tion be arrived at some time ago, the President loft last night for Cleveland to attend the dedication of the Garileld monument to morrow. lie was accom panied by the following distinguished pctbocs: Vice-President Morton, Post master General Wanaraaker, Attorney General Sillier, Secretaries Window and Husk, Mr. McKfnley and Marshal Jtansdell. Tbac is a most sieniacaat absentee. Tic White Plumed Knight was not there The man from Maine km mlee iiK Mr. Iilalne was expected to be c ne i ' the party. This expectation hi Id good until yesterday, when he cent word that be was net going. The mJilenness. not to say abrupt Bets of tbU aclloa created a tielkf that all was not well between the President and hi Premier. In short, it v,as believed that they had. If sot a full grown quarrel, at least a tiff ami that the Prettier was la a most untiignined huff Whether the trouble between them Is of a vitally serious rbarscter is not known. But that there Is trouble between then is a frigid fact. Mi Maine was sees, last night sad aked to give the cause of his failure to at tympany bis chief and the cause of the trouble, lie refused to say nay thiag about the matter. There m times -a ben silence is as sigaincaat as speech. i ht 1 one 01 utsm- The nuery to in order Will the Presi dtut be confronted on his return with Lis. Premier's resignation? If he should U- it would mean the dtaruasloa of the Citiuet. Foul i'Uj' SHumlel, Muitii, Mo., May Ml it hat hew piien that Williamson, the murderer ..f iU two Mouse, wh also a wife u,m derer. The body uf Mr. Wttlinm sou wa found yesterday buried in a lw.lv on the premises fa which they littdduilug the winter She suddenly disappeared last July and William sob saui she had sone to Illinois oa a visit. ln da; Later he claimed lo have re 11 1 id Lu formation of her death. The leusaiaa recovered yesterday gives evi U.x.ie of foul play. Mr. Moore, aife ut lUe ablet JetTersoa Moore, was ar te Hcd but Bight for copikUy in the eiuue She denies he guilt. - Spuria bw tests is to aun. iuis. May The trial of M Sureta and other i-oaaecud wub the menl topper syndicate, on. charges lost. J ou the operation of the syndi cate, was Aaiahed yesterday M Sec iitau wan coavh-led sod aeuUnced to i mouths' iaiprUooaitat aad to pay a lii.L uf 1.000 franc. MM Lv cUstcre i.i Haatsch were also coavkted Tu.. 1. imei waa cauutcd to UuprisooiMcu ! c three months nud to yj t Sue ot mo finu... and th Utter ai &uai V DEATHLY FRUIT Borne ij the ScaMMree ai Kill. Noon To-Bay. The Murderer Walls Erectly and Gamely to ills Deaiti. HIS PASSAGE OVER TO ETERNITY, Final Scenes and Incidents in and About the Jail. HIS LAST WORLDLY STATEMENT Story of the Crime The Grim Scaffold and Its Victims Interesting De tails of the Hanging. Benjamin . Hawkins, colored, who murdered his wlfo in South Washing ton, was hanged nt the District Jalllo day nt 12:04 o'olock In the presenco of about 100 people. IIKFOHH TIIK HANGING. HOW HAWKINS arBNT THIS CKW lNTKIl VKSIXfl llOfltH. At 8-15 o'clock the llevorontls Howard nud Hobcrts Joined by Iter. Mr. Jackson entered thoccll of the con demned man. Therowas brief reading of tho Bctlpttirea and the tpuartetto joined In alnRlnc tho hymns, "Ob, lie Joyful," "Wo Will Meet on the llenutl fid BUoro" and songs of i similar nature. After this an hour was given to tho prlaonor for private dovotlon. Hawkins made a very htimblu, but nt the same lime a studied prayer. When It came to tbo singing the condemned man's voice was very low, but (is clear as n whistle. Preacher Itoberts took the lead with n deep Iwm volee whtoU was plainly heard in tho rotunda of the Jail. A CIG.Ut ANU IIOcK. It was 1050 o'clock when Hawkins came out of his coll and begun to wnlk up and down the corridor on which he had been conflnod. He was neatly at tired In a blue suit, with a rose in the lapel of his coat and a cigar stuck in his mouth. He paced to the ond of the corridor and t el meed Ida steps to his cell In a leisurely and apparently un concerned manner. That more than anything else impressed the smull knot of spectators who hod gathered around the cage with his wonderful coolness. Hut It was only tbe nervous tonslon on tbe man that was fast wearing out, ami finally when the clock tolled 11 o'cloek he was Joined bv his three spiritual advisers and they retired to the large double cell at the end of the corridor, where prayer was indulged In. THE hCKXB Ot'TSIPB. The same curious crowd that has always gone to the District Jail upon the occasion of a hanging were among the early arrivals this morning. They stood about tbe entrance and gaied with curious eyea upon those who passed the open sesame of an Invita tion, ami seemed to feel a morbid eurl ol ty by blankly staring at the rati steM walla as if they could see through them the horrible tragedy that was being enacted within. IIAW.KINS AWAKBNING. H U LAST TOILET AKU KKK AK' VT KID IMKti PBJkONIUM PAMHWUIL. When tbe Irat glimpses of dawn Ve gas Is peep through tbe barred win dows of the jail rotunda this atoning all waa alienee and o eternally. Inside the cage the guard paced bis weary vigil, while la tbe stowed rotunda, which re-eeboed tbe faintest whisper, tbe spiritual adviser of tbe condemned wan, a guard and Tub dune reporter sat, quietly discussing Hawkins wo derful nerve. lie had beast sleep!" all night. The gray light rone upwaad to the Kaatern aky, and as it mounted upward there was a visible Imnaliatare on the art of the watchers of tbe rotunda to fcy wt tlte eMadeisused nants was The subdued Uicht in the loaebr cor ridor twumiid a nary and gariab but), and yet tbe report cawe that be alusn heied. It was just twenty three minutes past S o'clock wbjac Ut. Jones annrmnfeil that Hawkins bad awak ened, and at ojkee tbe Rev- Dfs. Huberts and Howard west to Use cell. HIS LAT AWAKIUilXfa. Tbe nun who was to die so soon. turned over and, locking up at tbe sky through tbe bars of tbe window, coat teiuphuively said, fa response to tbe apathetic question How do ou feel'" "I feel all right. There was nothing to disturb we. ' Then with all the iJu(.uiu. ol a ttum who h no trouU uu hi shad, he turned over again and putted bis blanket over bis bead- Whether be kU-pt ur not no mortal will ever know. And so be rru.aiiieil until about 0 o'ikk, when tbe jail and ii inmate resumed the interrupted thread of life. 'I lit ottaer upeued the door Quuih Ibc bl eue, and soon the short u i w priwner were tkrou Lug through tbe corrkiorg cLeaidng up tbe other ee.il. A knot of thetu gaibured on the north aide and gazed Willi e uriou e e at the opposite Side, where BnwUu s4ill skpt Tlie noUe was uiheuuU to have arooaed a doeo ordlnarv uien but tliU stole disregarded It ' sleeping as genth x a bubi abi tUc guaiu 'lbewoat icuusrkable thing I have tu: wkAeaed." said He Dx Kjocrui. as Ue hastened lo the teU tv tuectaia if It ww thu tmt'al cttttom for the con dertinotl man to lwp as late m he was. ' At 0:80 o'olock Hawkins was still I asleep, ami a few minutes before, m the death muck passed hla cll ttoois he turned over ami a smllf ninmtnatctl h features. "How ilo rou feel. Ilea '" sakl the gnanl, testing him to see if he waa not shamming, but no reply, except the labored breathing of the man who was to meet death in Its most reoulslve form. Tlie other prisoners were astir, And they made nofres that re echoed through the vast corridors like the explosion of a gun, while the splrllunl advisers of the man who was quietly sleeping away the last few hours or his life, wnlted pallently for n sign that their services were needed. 118 ltEAllI) THR CITKOO ri,OCK. The whistle had just sounded "7" and tho loud-voiced cuckoo olook In the rotunda ominously pealed forth the same number of stroKo when llnwklnS started up. Putting his hands to hla forehead he murmured In n dazed sort of manner: "I have only n few hours to live," and then began to commence his last toilet. Itcv. Dr. Itoberts was quickly nt tho roll door reading lite scriptures and offering what consolation ho couhl to tho doomed man. Dr. Howard soon Joined him, and, after n short prayer, thoJwoboEAn to sing "Tnko It to the Lord In prayer." Tho religious exercises continued for nn hour, and shortly uftcr 8 o'clock breakfast was served" to Hawkins. Ho was not vciy fasildlous In his taste, for HIS T.AST MB A I, on earth consisted of broiled mackerel, two boiled potntocs and n few slices of fried meat, with coffee all of which he ate with evident relish. After eating his breakfast Hawkins expressed a desire to hid his friends among the prisoners n last farewell. He went down tho corridors grasping tho hands of each prisoner and telling them his words of farowell. "I nm reconciled," ho said. "I know I havoto die and I am prepared to meet my Maker, and I want you tu meet mo In Heaven." HE MAKES A STATEMENT. "(IOD KNOWS t DID NOT INTKMI TO COMMIT TUB CI1IMK." Ycstorday nftornoon Hawkins talked freely with ltov. Mr. Howard, and ho made the following statement, which lie said might be tnado public: "I would say that tho press, In some Instances, had done mc Injustice, not understanding my case; alsojthat'Jiidge Hradley had ruled hard against me. I owe no one hard will and hope that wo all mav meet In heaven. General Crockor and Mr. Train have" been very kind to mo and I Wlttll TIIKM NO HAD I.UCK. I feel that I have been treated kindly, but tbo circumstances of my coso have not been brought out. God knows that I did not Intend to commit the oi line, but Jealousy overcame me. Corn, you know, didn't treat mo right. "She was no faithful woman." -e-- - SONG AND PItAYBIt. A 8KKVIIK I AST XIOllT IK WHICH Ml'M I1KKKK CHOSS JOINBD. At 0 o'clock last night there was a prayer meeting In the jail. In which Lew In Williams, who waa sentenced to hang from the scaffold with Hawkins, but whose sentence was commuted to life Imprisonment, participated. While this song service was In progress Cross, who was convleted of murder ami only yesterday was refused a new trial by Judge Ilingbam, asked to be made a member of the party. A FKI-LOW PEEUMl. Cross felt very much "broken up," and thought the time was coming when he would meet with the same fate that Hawkins would. He waa released from his cell ami joined in the song service and seemed to take much Interest in it. A MIDNIGHT SCENE. THK PLASHIKU I.AXTnKK Of A OUAHU AWAKKSiS TKtt CAT. As the hands of the eleek pointed at 18 M o'eioek tbe uncanny midnight hour the death-waleh, Mr. Jones, called attention to tbe fact that Hawkins was slumbering quietly in cell No. a. lie was Miorlng at the time. This was evident, as the sounds could be beard In tbe rotunda. At this time a uad on his nightly rounds Hashed bis lan tern in the different cells, and happened to disturb tbe quietness of three eats that were slumbering in an arm chair near the grating. Whether front intul tlon or not they froikkeu around for a white, and peeped between the bats in which the condemned man was quietly passing his last few hours away. These three cats, two black and on a Maltese, evidently diseoveted that sotnetblng of an unusual nature waa happening. Attn bed to tbe neck of one of tbe cats waa a uvuba nuumx not wore than a half haeb fa width which atuactod tbe aHnntrton ot the " 7 n'm jg puenibie," aaM be, "tbjst u ceaslnisfaB nsttjafissr" At tSUI Mm fn Vf ujaUkul ta IsOMft feist njnek us tins fsjafan ajHi etnMiilinil It doanhr Ht wilbjasil sVMAsnAnjT agyr thing at a iiMgnciwaj lsajuw THK SXECtTliOK. HVtl ICKKS HAWKUH aSKl' o thk ai-Avrouib After fa the eVnhae eael at tbe end of tbe fttcrUhw, wbswn tb kinging service was bekl, HawkiM bid a private talk with his Christian ad visers aa to tbe propriety of making statement on y nigold A statement bad been prepared and com stilted, but nt this time it wa deemed advisable not to make any diptay on tbe scajlold beyond a tew words. General Crocker, who was Lonsuhed, adviaed that as little a posai bk be aid. and bcyeud that be would consider an stateamnt from Hawkins unreasonable As to this pruuuaitiou ' the Revexeuda KjUtu Howard and I Jackson cutuchfad. but thought thai I the prisoner ought to haw tbe prlvi ( lege of makins any reaauaable state nieut upoti the tenfold. Hawkins rathe iuaisted upcui beiu gteu the imili-y,e of who had tbe control ot I - i m. tud re tuaed tu gkve him Ue trial, but aiUt si u-i argument be agteed to say oaJy a U word V'.uui 1'j.c tuue of waking -, U toe finish he mslntlHl the same nwcon cern. About 11 o'clock those lioMlrw tlck eta of admission to tlt e.tecntlort legan to MMigregulo In front of Hie Jsll, tmt they were not admitted until lt:8tt o'clock, when they wslksd np to tft CBite In thorolBmls, gnetl at the cell In which Hawkins was supposed lo b ond formed In line for entrance to tbe corridor where tho scaffold was lncxlexl. nmniKo tub dbatw wAnntxT. Shortly before 18 o'clock Deputy Warden Hues went to the cell and rew the death warrant. Hawkins aeceptsjd It as a mere matter of form and smiled at Mr. Iluss as he was reading over the lines. The line was then formed. tub MAnrit to lmiTii. As the solemn procession came across the rotunda ltev. Dr. Itoberts raised his voice In song, and the words of Hie hymn, "Safe In the Atmsof Jtn." Hawkins' voice was hardly Atultble, but he walked firmly, supported by the two ministers, who had comforted his last hours. When he en mo In sight of the scaf fold he did not Hindi, hilt gave ono glance nt It. and throughout the re mainder of the Journey to death Ids eyes wore partially closed nnd flveti on the ground. ' Deputy Warden Hum and Guard Cole man mounted the gnllow's stops first, but Dr. Itoberts stepped aside and tho condemned man walked firmly, nnd to the marching music of tho song, up tho stops. Just as the noonday whlstlo was blowing hoBtoodtipon thodrop, through which ho was to fall to eternity, nnd calmly cared about him. THE FIX VI. SCENE. At the conclusion of the hymn Dr. Hownrd offered nn effective nnd touch ing prayer und seemed to be more moved than the man Whoso minutes wcic numbered. Said lie: "Holy Eternal God. Wo have come nt this solemn moment to ask you, on behalf of this poor sinner, to nccopt him for tho faith which hu has confessed and owned. And now, that ho Is ready to meet his fate, wc pray Thee to receive him. Unto Thy hands wo commit Ids spirit nnd wc prayThco to accept It for Jesus' sake. Amon." As tho solemn "Amen" fell from the ministerial lips the condemned man un oaslly shifted his feot nnd looked down at the foot of tho scaffold. "Sing." said ltev. Mr. Itoberts. nnd In obcdlonce to tho command Hawkins began the beautiful hrmn, In Thy Cleft. O, ltoek or Ages. While ho was singing Ilobert Strong, the vctornn hangman, was rapldlv pinioning hU legs and he had the Job completed and stood Idly twirling tlie black cap In his hands, while Hawkins finished tho second verso. As bo concluded heolevated his voice, so that It could be heard in all parts of tho corridor, nnd aald: I bid you all Rood-bye. I'm going to a bspp Itome, ami I want you all to meet roe tbere. Gixl bless you all. tlod bless the man who I piittlur Hit thine: areuwl .my neck, (in! bless litm. (iod Utat every- KOUJ. THR DBVTH-TKU'VFAM.. It waa the last words he ever uttered, for Strong quickly pulled the black muslin cap over his head. There was a painful suspenso for a moment while the hooded figure stood orect, and then a clicking sound, and a moment later the body of Hawkins shot through the open trap ami the expiation for his murderous deed was completed. The drop rell at 12 Ol o'clock, and there were but few convulsive shudders ami a slight shivering of the feet, due to the muscular relaxation. Tlie hotly was lowered three minutes latter, awl Drs. McWilllams and Ileatty ami a corpa of volunteer physicians stood about counting the heart beats and the pulses. At 12.38 life waa pronounced extinct, ami a few minutes afterwards the body was lowered Into the colli n. AKTKR IJKVTH. The neck was broken so that death must have been instantaneous. The features were not at all distorted and iweaented a natural appearance. The hotly was subsequently removed by Undertaker Wright and taken tu Nn. 14 Penton Ilaee, from where the funeral will take place to-morrow. The interment wilt be at Gmentand Ceme tery. THE SCAFFOLD. OsCE A OlILLOTIfcH WHO WEST TO KTKKKITY MOH IT. The seeffofcl on which llenjawin Hawkins met bis death U the same old oaken structure of destruction on which Guiteau and several other murderers paid the eslrease penalty of the law. It was originally built for the execu tion of Jantee Peyton, the colored wan who murdered James Day on June "Jo, 1HV. Ills sentence, however, was afterwards eowniuled to life in yiisonmeat. It was 'tirst put in actual use for Use y edition of James Madison stone, ami acted aa a guillotine in lieranrtatlai" that Indi vidual. This hanging took place In a yard that had been sewnnrrtiy con structed outline the iail structure. The lent tisne the scat-old was beougkt into use was for the exeeu tie of Ciuuiee Coihert, the murierer el iWllin WanUei, last yen The inWesksKastsUl sQHastsLeW WAS gftjjgUaMl tan klfftg ssPsgflBP nst "aw swJPs awp and naeaentcd dienry anyearanve. HAWKINS' H4MTS. K WAS KSUAsVUII 1KB STSUaM s TSUI W4MS4X Uf THK iaaK. Hitjasni liavkias wt horn in Prince Oeutg Cmtjr Myil, In w 1 rpssjp anssv gajasi w sspp ss Uenry Sawkina- Ua teurea in a fnna tty of njsj ond wis rajnad hy a iteaaotiset. When thirtea years ol fe he left hie konae in in MnryUnd to nuke inavyiu the vottl Urn ctssjc to VajOdagton, hes he had a nwhawol selauves, ; but had eawrgy eauugk to struggle and ilentnaimle mat he van a svnnssar For snssssnnnF vnp nw rs spsipninpefsfsa a hHm he sold ncwapaatta on the streets, and nt iatervais nanw tosjiu. e 1 tra moAcy hy aadsdsts htoona I i INOt.TSUtLS U4X. He 4b a uaan of iWitUJiTtotw kuvtuU. and u to the liiue me "aamitVi' the uaKitonnAe crime -i 'Irfinja avemu ?iu tottiUui, uvtWnteni, For nlac i years he drove a wagpn fui- Joauaua Biuthers, the coal dealer. Mr. John k-oktd upon hiui a being lywcet aud uliabk. and ha vUitted huu. la Uu; jiil a aiuuhei ui. tuiiee since he hju bcuu 1 It i ilmun-d that the ajeaAu 'a vthuse av.uuat the ..ruMc com I uiitlmid, hut wisM leal er t":y. , was the divurced wile of John T... 1 hut dscte U no Wal veatimaay t c tliU U'i.Uitu His RELIGIOUS COJTDrOT, fez-H HAWK! W hBClltm.T HWKWrBTJ HIS FAtontTF, HTM ST. Rev. John Itotettg ot St. John's Rnptlst Chnfch, amlW. J. Howard, pMtor of tlte Won Itapiiet Church, who have len the Christian mlvfeen anil Anient friends of the condemned man, Imve been at the Jnll constantly for the past twenty-four liotirs. On Febmary 10 llenjamlh Hawkins was rtmmtett to the Protestant faith ami has since that time bent A FAITMrtt. niacin.:. On Pnmbjrs for three weeks or noti' there have been meetings at the Jnll, In which the members of the congrega tions of both churches hnve joined. Hawkins to etpeetnUr fond of tinging, his fnvorlle hrmn bwng "The Faraway Home of thoBottl," HISTORY OF THE CRIME. sTAiinKn iinPKvirn to drath with a ra-KHT KXIFB. About one year ae;o Ren Hawkins be came Jealous of the attention his wife was receiving from a f outh Washing ton colored man named Soloman, who Is well known in that section. On the night that tho tragedy occurred Hawkins discovered his wife, Cora, In n house on Virginia avQnuc in company with this man, whom he claims was respon sible for his domestic Infelicity. He had been suspicious that Cora was un faithful to hint for some time, but being n man of easy temper ho put tip with slieht Indiscretions, and Mined to main tain peace and quietness In the family circle. This pnrtlcular night there was mutto and dancing In the house In quostlon and It was only AX rXCAM.BD VOK fRKt" through the hnltoloscd blinds that aroused the green-eyed monstor nnd culminated In the commission of the crime und the execution of the mur derer to day. Hawkins allied his wife out nnd nc cured her of being untrue to htm, nnd she quietly acquiesced to walking with him a few blocks to explain the circum stances. Witnesses saw them leave tho house together, nnd within a quarter of nn hour afterwards his wife was found dead In the gutter. THK 11KATH wot xn. There was an ugly gash In tho breast, Indicted by n knife, and a post-mortem examination developed that death oc curred from this cause. Afterwards this knife with which the death wound was ujjllcted was found on nn unfre quented patch ot ground on the Ililtl more and I'olomac Railroad track, and traced to the ownership of Hawkins. The grnisd Jury Indicted him for murder, although a desperate effort was made to have the concluilon drawn that the unfaithful wife hail committed suicide. After spending months In Jail he was tiled and sentenced to be executed. KyrOHT TO SVVE II i w. On accouot of Judge Rradley'a Illness there was some dolay In reaching the Court In General Term, where the case had been brought on exceptions. This I court finally 'passed upon the case, amrming tue decision oi tue lower court. That decision was reached only a few days before the time set for the execution, and to give him time to tire pare for the hereafter the President granted a further respite until Thurs day, May 2jU. A BLOODY AFFAIR. IilnBuUeil Slen niuke n I'urloua AlUck an a cro' Hume, Kkw. Yohk, May 90. A speeial from Augusta, Oh., to tbe llntUl says: A small bend of disguised white men went to tbe home of Ilentiy Davis (col ored) at Soring Place on Tuesday night for the purpose, It la supposed, or whip ping Davis' daughter, who had a few days before had a difficulty with a white girl. At tbe first alarm Davis fired two shots from a shot gun ami then emptied his revolver into the crowd. Ily this time they bail surrounded tbe bouse, and were making their way into the door. Davis resorted to his axe, and began to defend himself frost the on slaughts of the mob. Davis says he is confident that he killed one of tbe white men by splitting his head with the axe, and that be seriously wounded two others. Daylight showed that a bloody battle bad been fought. Bloodstains were found and traits of blood were seea leading along the road in two di rections from the house. Davis was found in the nebli near hy, where he bad hew left for deed. He was shot in the back by one of the mob who, he says, chased him and shot him as he ran. The physicians say he cannot re cover. It h said that some of the parties in the mob are known, and that they will be punished for their unlaw ful attack uctfM Davis. iiudouTS er auiama, Tlte Siitto 0ateBMi AmamMai and Will Matte Tv.MMMr. MoxTtMMtautY, At-.. Kay . -The Tsaainm-allr Stale Coaveatioa re-assem- f bled at W o'clock lait morning and at (men nKrjBsTfSMSu ttstsss p. as. . swan the report f iota the uwualttee oa credon- Tsstse ace thane contest rate before that ratumrttos and only one has yet been decftsted. These k a cloud of witnesses ye to he examined and the ""Tffltir will Mobabiy be unable to sesHBet hstfofs laMttsiiag. Thst ttoa wtu mmaalriT not eSect neri oreanUanoa and get ready for ballot ing hefoce to-naocfosr. -estr kw' ttabi vtma, Oksvsb. C, May 3. A reoott ksjkjB MgUSlhttdL ktM CNHL llMnVCtftal tJlA WomdM&i&v rick tlfiinV kM bmVba AMiiW in flwtroad sain, waive la owned hy ea intor Tom Bosjwa. Ore ha beea takao faota the ansae ttwough which runs a vein of gold aa inch thick. Tea days ago packs van i ' -- hli h rint ftaw ha beea ! likea. IV U ceealad tha greats ecatnt b the sourtara IHutflf sfcc State. JasMnsAnmmA fanff CklBhWglsWKe Sir. Pwtkksmik, May u. Tan Muasiaa jsMtfuak tttacredtl the rtuaor of a n MfcrwsViunw i aetweea BnatJi and Geiaaaay- IVj dsxlaje thai cioaar in- IgdMiM assHnm HgWgdmii.V UB tsasUasMJasHMnW duriag tht I .Ulinii et the Autrter- . vaJsH CKOUrAMt dasigas i II W Icaa. ROBERT E. LEE. Vininia's Great aui Stainless Captain HonoM. Amidst the Thunder of Throats and Cannon. HISTOBIC RICHMOND IN GALA DRESS Colors of the Confederacy Blended With the Stars and Strips. COLONEL ANDERSON'S ORATION. An Eloquent Panegyrie of the Great Soldier Fllz Hugh Lee the Chief. Marshal of the Day. IticiiMOXi). Va., May 20. With blare of trumpet, boat of drum and tho booming of cannon tho monument to (loncrsl ltobort IS. Leo, erected by the Indies of tho South, was unveiled to day In the prosoncc ot n groat multitude of people. The cnrllor trains from North nnd Fouth brought many acces slons to tho enormous crowd which filled tho city last night. The military companies were mot nl the depoU by members of the looal military commit tee nnd escorted to the great exposition building, where most of the cltlsen soldiery were quartered. As the later trains arrived, however, the newcomers were escorted or directed to the place ot assemblage where gathering thou sands were already preparing for the day's parade. The streets of the city bad boon decorated very elaborately and tastefully for tbe occasion. From all the business building were swung streamers in which the COI.OB8 Or TIlKtONPNDKHVCT Ht.KHDBU WITH TIIK XATIK.VW. KM1II.KM. Tho State colors of Maryland nud Virginia were liberally displayed. On many buildings portraits of tbe leaders of the lost cause, wreathed In laurel, were prominently displayed. Oa some of the buildings were hung battle Hags, tattered and worn, and as the veterans passed beneath them on their way to the plaee of assemblage they broke forth Into hearty cheers. The gathering of the uillitU began at an early hour In preparation for the parade. The head or the prooasalon formed on 15 road street, facing north, the left resting on Adams street. First eatue a squad of mounted police, than the Stonewall band, ami following was the CHI8t MJtMUAL. CX OOVEKKOH KIT HI OH I.KC, wearing a broad yellow sash as his badge of orhee, nis ehlefof staff, Gen eral John It. Cooke, wearing a white sash, and the Chief Marshal's aides, among whom were Senator Date of Tennessee. Senator Colquitt of Georgia. Senator Hampton of South Carolina. Senator Hansom of North Carolina, Colonel liasil W. Duke of Kentucky, General EfHM Ilunton of Virginia, ex Qoternor Scales of North Carolina General Joe Wheeler of Alabama, and many other distinguished southern sol diers. Following the marshals were the car ilages containing the invited guests la charge of Captain A. tV. Garber. the veteran cavalry under command ot Gen eral Wade Hampton, and tbe Farmers' Alliance mounted Oa the other aide of Hroad street. under command of General Heth, were the CTKiUs's OF aOTU IsMOLlKs, fallowed by the Society of the Arm? and Kavy in Maryland, the Frederick County, Mao'btM, vntawani. and list veterans of the Diatrkt of ColuaaMa, Heyoad them and oa the aide streets were formed the other military and civil organisation which were to follow la the parade. Among tacm was vat erene ftosn Luuhdaau and Virginia and others of the aswamwa Mates, militia companies from evety State In the South. atudcata from the universities of Vir ginia. Catholic uaioa societies, the city Fine Departsuent of Rkhmoad aad ate mea faone Kewoernc. N. C. Kooa was tk hour iUod for the procaaaioa to move. Long before that time moat of the militia com pansys and civil loctetiaa had formed in the plates aflamtd to Usem.aad tk chief marasW'a Mtt galloniag hackwajsl aad inrwasd Mugiag to htsdumrten sjasna of tkw forsuntioa. It was aaariy IfAnwaaa woad was brought to GLeagsai Lea that the rAuia. wa uuJMf n s a. Tviraiag to bis marshals h gave tJha riiiiimainif to nsove aaai tftsv Itow of tita ptoceoton moved down Hcead street. As the Veteran Clr nasaed the Toluaiecr Uoope lafaatry, artillery and cajraity feB iato Baa hahiad thota. it 'Ho wed by the Furmara' AlUaace. Tk aknte tmoi were arraapst ia tha cLf.j ai ti-rfsilnn of thif sksushactt States, fttmth CaroMna beiag io the hind aad Virginia bringing up ia uV rear Eaeb of the State coatlagcats carried a djfJ&active baaaer. Tfieae bejaaets were f uraiakwd by the local coanmitM-, and thaw sat ved tor the htontim'seinn of tack State Jaieaatiin Of far more ia temm to that tarosig that ftlfed the atieets aad tookai down uuoa Dae mo cessloa feog wtadowi and sjaetomt wewttattaredaad aMAMU. likA.Kiits-U va riii. tart ud ty the veu-tacs Waiu haJdViuara aad naij thteu from ft lhwtsatn.1 ihrcala gncMI thwit us they pstsacti The students of WnsMngtmi-Te I'nl terrfty esrrfed a liawdsotne rmtiwer, bearing the combined eont-of-afitrc of ihe families of Washington and !., Rseh student wore the mrlrenitty cap of white ami bine, ami carried a cam with white ami blue streamers. Tbe fac-ntly of the university. Including the presi dent. General O. W. C I,ee. ami How. ltamlotph Trtcker, rwle among the Irt rlied guests. The stmlents of William ami Mary College carried a standard that was a flag or Virginia when she was a IWtlah colony. Tlte snrrlrlng members of the milet corps who took part In tbe battle at Arw Market parried the banner around which titty rallied In that memorable right. I AllhelietHl of the procession rode ' ex Gorcrnor I,er, mottnteil on a spirited I Irnn-fray horse. In the first carrtane were Governor McKlnney, Oohrnel i Atcher Amlerson, tbe orator ot the day: General Jubal A. Itrly ami General i Jotenb K Johnston. In some nf the other carriages were Captain It 11 le, General W7 II V. I,ee, Miss Mil tlrwl Lee, Miss Mary I,ee, Governor II. II. Walker of Morrlstown, N. .?.. Senators Itutler, Harbour, Daniel, Kctinttand Pasco, Governors Fowleof Noith Carolina, Fleming of Florida, ItlchanlMin of South Cnrollnn. the wife nnd sons of General W. II. F. Lee. Captain Dan I.co, wife and rlilldren. As Fleming of West Virginia, Senator ltoagan of Texas, ex-Foatmaster-Gcn-eral of the Confederacy, and Genoml tho lending carriage passed down Hroad street It was OIIKKTEl) WITH U IMl DKMONSTItATloSS by tho onotmous crowd. Fair hands tiling rosea from the windows, banners wcie torn from tlio fronts of buildings and tossed high Into the nlr, nnd ns the band struck up tho famlllaralr. "Dixie," gray heads bowed low and soft tours coursed down furrowed cheeks. The passage of tho processional column through the principal streets nt tho city was a continued ovation. Its progress was much Impeded by the crowd that filled the streets, nnd It was nearly 2 o'clock whon tbo monument was reached. An onormous crowd was In waiting there. A large stand erected In front of the monument had been re served for the imrr:NiriiiKi orwT. the orator of the day ami ladles. It was well filled when the procession ar rived, ami the grand marshal dis mounted and offered bis arm to General Johnston to escort him to the seat re served for him. When Governor Mc Klnney, Colonel Anderson and tho other dlsttnauudied guests and officers of the occasion bad taken positions on the front of the stand, tho procession parsed in review Wore them, the vet eran Infantrv leading and the veteran cavalry and volunteer infantry brlntr Ing up the rear. Tbe infantry organisation were massed as rapidly as itosalbie In front of the grand stand, the mounted vet erans on the left near the monument. The artillery took position In line wet of the Infantry ami fnelBg the statue. The volunteer cavalry formed facing the grand stand. Tlie arrangement of the mass of peo ple occupied fully a half hour. When the ornnlatlon was complete, ami something: like unlet could be had. Gov ernor McKlnney, as president of the Lee Monument Assot latlon, arose and called tbe assemblage to order. After a brief Invocation by ltev. Charles Mlanlgerode of the Kpiscopal Church, Governor Mc Klnney Introduced General Ktrly as chairman of the meeting. He was greeted with prolonged applause and cheering. Taking tbe gavel from Gov ernor McKlnney's hand General Karly announced. In a few well chosen words, the orator of the occasion, Colonel Archer Anderson. COLON KJ. JtaUEHSOX's OKATIOS. Colonel Archer Anderson's oration, an elaborate panegyric, eloquently de livered, was a comprehensive analysis and brilliant portrayal of tbe character ami career of tbe famous Confederate General. It delineated his social, moral and intellectual traits, bis mili tary achievements and hU life work, which, in tbe opinion of tbe orator, amply Justined lavish admiration of the great man, who, in tbe union of mili tary greatness, with the noblest public and private virtue, presented that rare greatness which man may most honor in their fallow man. Vlrgtsua had pro duced two such stainless captains. The fame ot Use OEOKliE WASUIXCTOK, had been consecrated by a century of universal reverence aad the growth of mioses! empire, the faiae of the other Get-eral Lee not yet a generation old, aad woa in a cause which was lost, was already esmUisaad upon a niaaa cle etiual to that of Watsdactoa. Vir giata s moausneal to George Washing ton had found U oaly Bttlag com pie meat aad cosanaaioa ia tho niosMinsaat to, Lee, unveiled to-day. Following the story of faEAKsUl IE' LATE LI t, when the greater eiemants of the Con federate cssWftaia's character appeared, Colonel Anderson spoke of ass noble uena-n. his grace, his social charm, his pore life, "of taat inborn dignity which, with a look, could check faiuiaariiy or convey rebuke, of that manly beauty and commanding premwee, atted alike to ia child or laakisu, and to awaken ia the sternest soldier aa eipectattoa sad assurance of pie-eminence sad dis tlntlioa." General Lee, Use orator ciaiuted, regarded ftLAUt a KM I which the South had inherited aad mua ha loft to mitigate aad, if possible, extirpate by wise aad gradual maajiiniw. aad, whs obliged to make his efcafcn aad take sides u the irtefsWMsiaie aoa rlict, aa more painful struggle ever tons with the most anient losw of IteVste. a paramount toyatty to his native State, when the time ram, ia daisnrs of mw hnsnaf of amhsjioa for Uk com mand of the I sdtU Stats Army was vffvrvd him he determined thai duty bade him side with Ul ULI.OV El) LSilM . He ifM dosra his i ftaiiwlasiirsi aad sohtwaly tk.iaatd his puna aever to draw hn sword save in behalf of his native State. Following the vicissitude of Law's SeaerMahn ia the U. war, faosje tk Tjt'"ffiifg down to the cad, whoa "tha surrender of the frafiucul of the arsujr uf Koctjheru Virgiui closed tk hjaMW iaaabls ssKord of hi. mibsary Itts." taa orassw echsbjaed ' What a catasjtfflmtha' What a mvtriast ami, Mshaflte OJsfttsat' Oa Vav oam able, cswtmita ans ssdNwag urasws, as ms in 'wswiw w i LiiBilBaHutf diaaaters. oa the , ttuer ahisvute ruin aad defeat- a c.'t'WD uf thtrua fvr that peerless, a u . wuli li UitUv w hi kajwu ou'y . tin Ttefor's laurels' Ttttt the mg in Imtty of the rontuemr. not Urn t hsn im) rortltnde of the vanquished, shown ont oh the solemn sceae, aim sof rawed Its tragic outlines of fate ami doom. The moderation ami gondem of the North etn rsrorte, breathing the large ami gen emus aft of the Western world, quickly responded to crest's imwriR, snd, though the North wss afterward betrayed Into fanatical aad baleful ex rets on more than ewe great subiect, nl the fhsreet passions of a bloody civil war were repMly extinguished." "lt this monument, then," said Colonel Anderson In his peroration "teach to generations ret naborn thca lessons of his life. Let it stand, not as a record of civil strife, mit as a per petual protest against whatever Is low ami sordid In mtr private ami public objects. It It stand as a memorial of personal honor, that never brooked a slain. of knightly valor without thought ol self: of far reaching military genlm l SOIMtll BY MntTtOX; of heroic constancy, from which no cloud of misfortune could ever hide the path of duty. "Let It stand for proof or censure. If our people shall ever sink below the standant of their fathers. Let It stand for patriotic hope and cheer. If a day of national gloom And disaster shall ever dawn upon our country. Iet It stand as the embodiment ot a braxe and vir tuous people's Ideal leader' "Let It stand as a great pnbltc art of thanksglvlne and praise for that It pleased Almighty God to bestow upon these Southern States a man so formed as to reflect Ills attributes of power, majesty and goodness." F.very jtolnt In Colonel Anderson' address wasgieetetl with warmanplau, nnd several times he was obliged to sus pend his remarks while the crowd cheered ngnln nnd neslu. At the con clusion of his address n wave of ap plauro swept over the crowd nnd rippled out again nnd again until lmmls were tired nnd throats were hoarse. When In a measure silence bail been restored ttKS. .IWr.ni E. JOHNSON ntoso from his sent behind the orator's stand and, leaving the platform, wslkM toward the monument. On either sldr walked a veteran ex Confederate from tho Soldiers' Home .Tos. Marion White ami J. .1. O'Nell. His procress wat fn-eted with continuous cheering, teaching tho foot of the monument, he took In his hand the eml of the ionz rope which held the great while veR about the statue. A gentle pressure, and the veil patted, and, falling on cither side, disclosed the BKAlTIKtl. OtTI.IXKS t THK TVT1 E. As they came Into view a shout went up from tbe assemblage In volume o gresttbst It almost drowned the boom of the cannon. In a minute tlte wholo assemblage had broken from the ranks and ws Hocking shout the base ot the statue, cbetringandtosalnchates.ranei, anything Into tbe nlr The crowd on the nlntform responded with cheers ami waving of haadsercMafs and aasjs. It was a roast ttma bnioiw tha crowd quisled down sad asTarssi Osswernav MV Kinney ami tbe other dlstlnanisbctt pen pie on the platform an opportunity to regain their seats In the carriages which were to bear them hack to the city. LIVES IN DAXGEW, (O.UUEs KILLED WITH VIMTOU UtsfC INTO A STINDIHU LOCUMOTtlK. Hiuiuosn, Va.. Msy 9U. An acl dent occurred yesterday on the Peters burg ltallroad bridge over the Jentp River, which threatened the lives of seversl hundred persons, aad crested the wildest excitement for a time A train of fourteen conches, til led with visitors to the Lee unveiling ceremonies, in some way got beyond the control of tbe air brakes and crashed Into a low motive standing oa the bridge- The engineer ot the standing englsw. W. B Lowry. was badly scalded by atcaptng steam, and had his leg broken HU Injuries may prove fatal. .No one else was hurt. A SKXSATIOXAL IXtiOLM SXlt. EAK1Y EEsESTe SEUtl UlsTlkW VOK OEM. LOaUsTKEET. Xew Yosuc. May Ht.X special to tha I'm from rttekaumd says that Gen era! Juhal X ISatir, wails aagaged lu a hot discussion of war issues at the Kx ckaaae yestetday afternooa, was i poached by a stranger whoslappol him oa the shoulder aad remarked "My dear General Longstreet, how J you do? " aiy astoaisbad bis visitor b ex chdmlog savagely - "I waat nothing t. do with a man who miatakos me for such a damned rascal as James L n street." A friend of tha latter who was si and tag by dowiandad a retraction. Etrlr refused, whareuaoa Iiaastreet's fneu.l made a luage for Early, but the latter was pK4ected by friends laag eau u-U to escspe. Tha Incidsml has caused sensation SOMK FITHY INCIDKSTo OKUsU-E WiillM-1 v U tun "st tltf sau aaa" .Ei uust.n' ekm-. Kuastuxu, A a., May Soma uj climbed up the statue of George Wads iagtoa. la tha State House grouad. this morning, and Mtt Coafederstc sags ia the haads of Use tguse. vy eral protests have faasm aatwwd agslut teavuw tha dags thane, hut tha authn tties refused to taka ttmsa down autl at aooa tsvejr un atfll that. Several other evidences of intense tceliagan risible, bututdy 1st spot. TimXctuiug butt has Robert V. Law. ajamiica's gswstast maa." over u-, froat oiic. la a sasweh asada at tha wutuuu i F'kett'sC'asa. CaaJedarnte Vetero. last nifh. Gentwsl Eosacr said if I J imd kaowa what Use hurrars of tuoi sUutioa sjKiald he, he would svx he stnAgsramlsSsmsai nt A ItsTsfTsV ut" v sismamsswssBs,ass s"rW y sue ta isesss',s ttssU LiM.iu-t.x-L, May . Fira started ia the bold of tho fVrwrtfj ltuidir he waa ljiag at hat dock yesui , aad burned lot svea hours. 1 a. cumoartaaeatk to whka that name. ' coanaed wet tmowugaly ioudeJ ' tore the are could be tatiagaisU. i Tha dsanaa to the cargo was h.i ... . but tha vessel was uatoiused- Vattaaa ei itasssastaa asataass Via.v, May . Htn strtaiajf aniaers at F4ha. aVtsJa. n wt i.-n hag to work, owing to she faUuic t tssvir pexusMsvry tot 'ht Dtut n; W4 I ill j j ',' -, III i ,'uChtr, vsU t.