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1 , W1"' rr-(f(v t -w-- flUWt' sa The 1 7TH VWAIt NO. 5,231. WASHINGTON, D. O., FJMDAY MVHNISW, MAY 15, KSS5. IMMCIO TWO' OESTTS k 5'.jfcpj":?TV'-v'ir -" p-iywjwv- r. Critic. WASHINGTON t?" l fift I ill - I GOVERNMENT GOSSIP. OFFICIAL AND UNOFFICIAL IN AND ABOUT THE DEPARTMENTS.' Dismissals From tho Supervising Ar chitect'B Ofllco Mp, McCnmmon'B Probnblo Succoasor ns Assistant Attorney-General The President's Callero Colonel Gibuon to Suoceod General Ayrou at Washington, L Tin: TiinAMiT.v cot nt. Tho Ticasury counting commission Is shout through with Its labor) at tho Bit icon of Ilugravlng ami Printing and Is on gaped upon tho picparatlon of Its rcpoit, which will ho submitted to-morrow. NO MARIN'il IIVND t'ONOIIIttS. Tho President lias not yet requested tlto fc'ceiotary of tho Navy to order tho Marino Hand to resumo Its opon-alr concert? lor tho season and thoro is therefore no pros pect of a concert to-morrow at tho White llouro grounds. A I. AMI) orni'B PROMOTION. Dr. T. M. Baldwin, who ha3 hoen acting chief of tho division of accounts in tho General Land Olllce, wa3 to-day proinotod poimaiicntly to that position by Commis sioner Sparks. Ho succeeds Maor J. W, Donnelly, formcily of Llttlo Bock. Dtt-.MtP?w.s not iirtiii:i i I'o.v, Secretary Manning lias denied tho pub lished repoits that ho has decided upon tho dismissal of a majority of tho chiefs of division and other olllcern of tho Traasury J)enartmcut. Ho says that a number of changes will doubtlcs bo made, but that very 'few havo been dually determined upon, and that no chiefs of division aro among them. not to in: ni:i.ii:VED. Tho order assigning t'olonol Wilson t. duty as Commissioner of Public IiiilldlmrA and Grounds stated tliat ho was relieved from his piescnt duties as assistant to tlio chlif of engineers In chaigo of fortifica tions. This order was erioncous, and will bo lorrcctcd. Colonel Wilson will continue for come timo at least to porform his piescnt duties as well as tho now ones. 1 NOnOrNDIID PEAR". Consternation has been crcatod in thojn tcrnal Itovenuo llureau by a rumor that tho sub-committcoappointcd by tho oxainluing commission has recommonded an abolition of tho system of book-keeping pursued In tho stamp division. Such action would involve tho dismissal of twenty or thirty book-kccpcisnnd accountants, hut it is not nt all likely that tho systom will bo abol ished, as it affords iiupoitaut safeguards in the caro and Issue of internal rovonuo stamps and Is almost essential. DIlI.l'.CIATI'S) PROM THE III II. An imposing delegation from Boston, Mass , filed Into tho Arlington this morn ing. Tho party consisted of James II. Nu gent, K. T. I.eighton, Thomas J. Donnoy, William Nugent, nd ward J. Jenkins, Isaac Bosrriasky, Herbert L. Haidlng, M. J. Welch, W. J. Bcagan, A. H. Peters and ('. A. Prince. They aio hero for tho purposo of settling soveral questions with refurenco to tho collector of revenue and surveyor of tbc port of Boston. Tho delegation has spent tho day among tho Departments. A DECISION CIIVEN. The Wales Couit-Martlal hold two short secret sessions to-day, at 10 a. m. and a p. m., and adjourned until lOiliO o'clock to inoriow morning. A reporter of Tin: Ciutic was told by tho Attornoy-Gcnornl this afternoon tliat lie unit tendered a de cision a3 to tho pica of jut isdictlon, but ho declined to givo it. It was sont to tho Navy Department yesterday afternoon, and will bo announced to tho court to-, morrow. Tho rumor Is cunont that tho decision sustains tho jurisdiction of tho court. Tin: president's u.i,ni:. The Picsident's callers to day included tho Attorney-Goueral, Speaker Carlisle, Senatois Call and Cockrcll, Blackburn, Jones and McPhcrson, Congiessmon Bail dall, Hcndcrfou, Bragg, Curtlii, Laird, Hen lev, Springer, Tucker, tho Third Auditor of the Ticasuiy, General Hattianfc and a number of prominent Now Vorkors, Includ ing Roswell P. Flower, Attornoy-Goueral O'ltricn, State Superintendent of Insuranco MtCall, Stato Supeiintondent of Public Works Shanahan, Congiessman llearh and cs-Cougressmau Stevens, Consul P.. J. Halo and T. W. Baitlcy. AncniTECT'h oppun di-smix-hm. Thodlsmissal of six clerks in tho Super- ' vising Architect's Olllco and tho reduction of thosalailes ofotliorals duo to tho fact that tho appropriation for tho current fis cal year would havo been moio than ex hausted if tho piescnt pay-roll Is continued during Juno. A saving of about $l,','00 for tho nioutu Is accomplished by tho lodue tion8. Astho appropiiation for noxt yoar Is $10,000 less than for the present year, it is rnoio likely that them will ho further io ductionsof forco than that any of those ro moved will ho reinstated. m'cvm.mon'd Sl'CC'ES-. Attornoy-Gonoral Garland, a short timo ago, after consulting with Sec ictary Lamar, oQ'eied tho position elf Assistant Attornoy-Gcnoial for tho Jntciior Department to Judgo Zachary Montgomery of Sin Diego, C'al. Judgo Montgomery arrived in tho city last night nnd gavo notification of his accentadeo of tho plaeo. His appoint ment will bo made In a day or two, to tako effect on tho 21th liiBt., tho day upon which the leslgnatior' if Judgo McCammon goo3 into effect. Juub-'Montgonicry was to-day ' Intioduccd to tho other law olllcc3 of tho Department by Secretary Lamar. Ho is an cxcollont lawyer. Ho vra3 a Echool-mato of tho Attorncy-Gou-eral. OENEim, AYBKs' Hl'Cl IXillR. Ithasbcou reported that Goucral Homey n 11. Ayres has icqiicstcchto bo lolloved from duty in tho tho South on account of the III health of his family. It Is learned that this statement is unfounded, General Ayrts is well pleased with Ills now oidcrs and Is making nirnugemonts for tho removal of his family fiotu Wash ington barracks to tlm uow headquarters. General Ayres will ho succeeded heio in command of Washington barracks on Juno 1, by Colouol Horatio Gibson, one of tho most distinguished artillery oillcors In tho sorvlco. Colonel Gibson is a natlvo of Maryland, a graduate of West Point iu 1611!, sorved through tho war with dis tinction, being brovotted for gallantly on four occasions), and has always boon at tached to either tho Second or Third ar tlllciy. Ho U a popular and couitcous gentleman. Hilt, PUR) JW.p'h IlEl'PT.N", Asslstaut Scctntary Fad child has io turned from Now York;. Ho says thut his visit caused nu unnecessary stir. Ho wont pilncipally to look into the yarloug olllcej and judgo for himself as to how tho public business was holug carried on. He did not demand nny lesignatlous or loach any con clusions calling for immediate action. It was nn orior to snpposo that ho was bont on wholesale discharges nnd changes of system. Whatovor reforms suggested thonisclves to him would leqnlro Author consideration, Mr, I alrclilld said that tho leport that ho wpuld bo appointed collector of the port of low York Is entirely unfounded. Ho has never heard anything to Indlcato that hl3 uowo was being consldcied In that con. uectlon, and expects nnd prefers to coutlnuo In his piescnt position.' His visit to Nan' A oil; hail no rufeienco to tho selection of n new chief of tho custom? division, Had ha decs not think that subject lias received consldciatlon, Thera is no pressing ncces Mly for nn appointment, aud no embarrass ment would result fiom tho position io malnlng vacant for somo timo. the smith col r. Pay Inspector A. J. Smith of tlio Brook lyn Navy-Yatd, and .Mr. (Icorgo IJ. (loir of New York, weio befoto tho Srnltli Court of Inquiry to-day and examined in to the butler toulracls for tho navy with W. I. lbown & Co., butter merchant-) In New York. I P()STION appoini'.mi:n"im. Tho President lias appointed Oiptaiu Henry Mcr.ldciry, assistant sitrgrou, U, S. Aimy, and Lieutenant II. II. Buckingham, U.S. Navy, members of tho uxneutivo board nt tho World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Inhibition, Lieutenant Buck ingham to ho president of tho hoard and Captain MoBlderry to represent tlio War Department, to fill tho vacancy c.iusod by the death of Colonel Lyford. Minor mill I'orsotml. I'.x-Secrctary Gicsham Is In tlio city. Tho President has as yet given no eon federation to District of Columbia appoint ments. Tho President ha? appointed llotuimln F. Morsell to ho a notary public for tlio Dis tiict of Columbia. Tho President is paid to havo personally tendered tho Iteglsteishlp irf' tho Treasury to General liostcraus. Hon. H. W. Cannon, Comptroller of tho Currency, has gone to Now Yoik for a fow dnys on oOleial business. . The President will not rocelvo to-morrow. He will inako no exceptions to tlio lulo acd will receive no ono. Tho President yesterday appointed Georgo C. Tanner oT South Carolina to bo Consul of tho United States at ClicmnlU. The Mormon protest, the Augusta post olllco tight and New York appointinontsiiio said to havo been 'discussed at tho Cthluat meeting yesterday. The President and four fiionds from New York went out driving yostorday. They wcut over to Arlington, Rtid io niaincd for about an hour. One of the twenty-sovon appointments as fouith-clnss postmastors mado .to-day by Postmaster-General Yllas was that of C. J. Apnerson at Piovldonco Forge, Va. A small delegation 'from Albany, N. Y reglstcicd at tlio Arlington to day, and later called on President. Cleveland. They wcro A. Blccckcr Bauks, S. W. lioscndalc and C. C. Woolwoith. Colortcl John Beam of Pueblo, Col., a candidate for tho ofiicoof survoyor-genoral of his State, Is In tlio city, and to-day called on Secretary Lamar and Commis sioner Sparks. Tho Gautcmalan Minister has returned to this city fiom Now York, wheio ho went to wclcomo .Madamo Barrios, widow of tho revolutionary leader, and sco hoi comfort ably Installed In her home. Tl.o Preildent has beon invited to visit Bcston on tho annlvomry of tho luttlo of Bunker Hill, and also on Harvard com mencement day, but will probably bo un able to attend nt either date. Tho lows Congressmen have filed a for mal protest anil Chairman Kinno of tho Iowa Democratic Stato Committee lias tele graphed his rcmonstraneo against tho jip polntmcut of Mi. Williams .13 maishal of South Iowa. Hon. S. P. Bounds to-day promoted Mr. P. J. Byrno to bo first assistant foreman of tho bindery, to 1111 vacancy caused by tho promotion of Mi. James W. Whlto, pro moted to the forcmansmp.. It now transpires 'that when H. C. Arm stiong of Alabama forwarded to Washing ton tho withdrawal of his application for appointment as Consul nt Bio do Jauelio, It was received and withheld by Senators Pugh and Moigan. A largo number of changes In tho $7'0 class of Treasury omploycs watchmen, messengers, laborers, etc. havo been deter mined upon. Tho employes of this grado aro veiy much oxclted ovor tlio rumotsand Ducats of dismissal. It is now thoroughly understood that Minister Fostor will resign within a fow weeks, having about complotod his mission to Spain, and that lmmodiatoly thereafter ex-Govornor Thomas G. Koyuolda of Mis souri will be appointed, Advices havo beon recoived of tho pro fentatinn to Prcsidont Grow of Minister Morton's letters of iccall aud Minister Me- Lane's ciedcntials yesterday. M. Grevy assured Mr. McLano tliat ho would always find in Franco tlio moft sympathetic co operation in cveiything calculated to pro uioto tho welfare of the Amerlcau Bopublle. Information from tho Consul-Gonoial at Havana baa beon loceived by tho Stato Department that tho collection of duties on cattle imported into Cuba, which was suspended hy-decreos of tho Spanish Government In November, lfe77 and October, 1SS2, will bo again en forced on and after tho 1st of July noxt. Bcprosoutatlvo Fiedcrlck of Iowa is ant isficd that tho appointment of Mr. Wil liams as Marshal for tho Southern District of Iowa will bo itcousidered and tho man selected who Is acceptable to tho Dcmo ctatie Statu delegation. Tlio President is disposed to givo tho matter further atten tion and to seo that no injustice is dono in tho pi cruises. The internal lovenuo collectors appointed yestciday aro said to ho well qualified and elllelent. Thomas H. Sltuius, nppoiutod for tho Aikansas district, is n mcreh nit of that Stato Indorsed by tho Attoruoy-Generil nnd both Senators. C. B. Staples, appointed for tho twolfth Pennsylvania district, is a lawyer of ability and standing, and Indorsed by leading Pcnnsylvanlnus. Six eleiks and ono messenger In tho olllco of the Supervising Architect of the Ticas urv havo been dismissed, and the salaries of Ituftis II. Mayer, Herbert Yail and II. U. McLean, thrco pilnclpal clerks, wore .re duced fiom $f).(i0 to tvS por diom, la ordor to bilng tho expenditures of the olllco within the limit of the appropriations fur the current fiscal year ending Juno !i(). IJcutonant-Commandor George W. Pig man has been detached fiom the Hydro giaphlc olllco from tho II lit Instant and ordeicd to torpedo Instruction at Newport. Cnptnln Wilton, Commanders Cisay and Hnywaid, Licuteiiant-Coinmandor Bock well, Lioutonants Foster and Nicholson, 1'nsigns Gill mid Mlnuett havo also been oidcrcd to Newport. Mnutanant Mooro has bton ordered to tbo Hartford, Mojor Ha3sler, chief clerk of tho lutoiior Depaitmeut, who wont to Now York in connection wlih tho bids for Indian sup plies for tho next Ureal year, 13 oxpoctcd to return noxt Satuichy. Commissioner At kins will piobably letnrn noxt Monday. Tlio forco from tlio Indian olllco which went over to New Yoik on tho same busi ness will probably bo thoro two weeks longer, tlio work in connection with Indian supplies being much gieater than was ex pected. Mr. I. Parker Vcaoy, tho now postnnstor' at Baltimore, has designated Major Richard T, Allison to ho his assistant poitmaster, In plaeo of iouoral W. 13. W. B033. after tho aist Inst. Maor Alllsou is about fifty-eight years old. Ho Is a son of tho lata John S. Allison of tho United Stntos Army, who served In tho war of IhVi, and is a uephow of tho lato Presjdont Zachary Taylor. Ho was bom la Jollbrson County, Ky and carno to Baltimore in 1815, and was admit ted to tho bar. Picsldout Taylor ap pointed hlra paymastor in tho Navy in 1818, and ho sorved lu tlio Japau orpodl tlon and tho Paelflo squadron. Duriug tho war bo was paymastor pf tho umluo coipi for tho Cc-ufciloracy, LANGSTER HANGED. THE MURDERER OF OFFICER FOW LER MEETS DEATH CALMLY. Tho Trap Sprunir nt Four Mlnutos to Nino O'clock Thin MornlngHls Nock Broken by tho Fall Life Pronouncocl Extinct in 20 Mlnutos -- Funeral To-morrow Scones at tho Jail, John Langstcr, tho brutal-looking aud biulal-aetliig yellow man of about lil years ef age, who mindciLd Olllcer Fowler while the latter was attempting to arrest him on the Ptli of September last, to-day met his fato on the scaffold. Langstcr had been a very violout pris oner at the jail and had given tho guirds thcio n gic.it deal of trouble. Ho was blas phemous nnd indecent nnd showed more of the characteristics of a lower ordor of being than tho generality of tho hnniiii race. In appcaranco ho was as rcpulblvo as bo was in acts. Tho plcturo printed of him to-day is a most excellent llkonos of him, Ho hud fallen oil' whllo In jail and did not present fully to-day, whon the reporter saw him nt half-past six o'clock, that bruto sticngth and animal coinage which charac terized him when ho Jumped from his seat nt tho coronet's Inquest over tiio body of Olllcer Fowler and oxelalmed, "I'll slug ycrl" ton witness ,who was testifying against him. A TVI.K WITH THE Pttl-OXRII. Langstcr attempted to laugh whon' tlio reporter spoko to him, but tho laugh did not come. It was hut a siekly smile. "How aro you feeling this morning?" asked the icporter. "Oh "I nm all right." Tills was said with another attempt at a laugh. "Did you rest well last night?" "I slept as well as most people," and ho looked at a disordered pallet which was on the lloor of cell No. 1, tho cell from which Guitcau camo forth a craven to ho hung for tho assassination of Pro3idcnt Garfield. Langstor's feet weio manacled. His hands wcic free and ho.bcld tight to tho bars as ho talked with tho icporter. Ho con tinued: "I slept right along all night.'" now in: PAbsini his last nihhi'. But ho had noti Ho was nwako up to ii o'clock thts morning nml then went to sleep, getting a fow hourb' icst. Ilo said nt 11 o'clock last night, when ns);ed If ho was sleepy: "No, this is my last night on e.uth. I might Just ns well keep awake." Langstcr was vory iruiet last night, nnd gave tho death watch, consisting of a watch-and-watch between guauls Hudson mid Linkbangli, very little trouble Ono of tlio prisoners In a cell near him his namo is Finncgan began last night to howl and pray In religious or fanatic fervor. Ling ston cilcd out for him to "Stop that; wo may ns well dio ono timo as another," Jio saiil. Near midnight, Moses Gaskins.onoof tho prisoners confined in tho upper corridor, was suddenly taken with an attack of asthma. Ho was a young colorod man and was in for committing an all'ray. Ho was taken from his coll Into tho rotunda upon one of thosmull benches there; ho was soon set free. Ho expired In n few moments. When Langstcr was informed of his death ho said; "I suppose wo all havo to dio some time, nnd this is as good a tiino ns any other." No peak op diivtii. The icporter, continuing his conversation with Langstcr, asked him if he wanted to say anything. "No. All t havo got to say Is to Fathor O'Snlllvan, 1 expect lilin. this morning." "Do you think that you aro pronared to die?" "Yes. I am ns well piopatcd as anybody else. I have no fear of death," ins eoNDPCT a-- v phipovkh. As tho old colored man who cooks for tho jail gavo tho reporter somo hot coll'eo, fiesh fish nnd warmed-over ioast bcef-r-all prison faioand very good, indeed -ho said; "Lung htcr has been protty qulot for sovoral days. Hut ho has been an awful tough parson aud has given tho guauls lota of tioublo. Bat Why I should say ho did, boss. That nigger's appetite novei wont back on him. Ho put double latlons lu his hidu all tho timo. Though he was so obstieperous, hu mado mo laugh niauy time?. "I iccellect ono timo especially that I hid to laugh. It was Sunday. Tho corridor was illlcd with Young Men's Christian s soitatlou people. They weio Ringing, play ing and pieaching to tho prisoners. After awhilo l.angstor started up an awful nolao with tho chains nround his feet. Ho dis turbed tho pioceedings, Deputy v-anicu Buss went to his cell to r-ultit him. ling stei hroko out fearful, Ho said : 'I won't be still. -U'uoy aio a lot of d n fools out theic. Thoy aro cranks. They don't know a dn thing, I know better than they do, When wo die wo don't go to hcavau or boll. Tho wotms and bugs and overy d -n thing eat us. Thoro Is no heaven and thoio Is no hell. Shut up out there, you aro a lot of d--n fools " "Ono of tho pieaclicrs said that thoy would forglvo tho man as ho know not whereof ho spoke, 'Yc3 I do,' yelled Lniiyster, 'I kuow a d'-d sight moio than you do,' " "i his mo it nino's nRi:u;rvsT. Langstei nto well all yesterday Ho smoked a cigar last night and this morning oidsrrd a lueakfast that must at least ho called substantial. Ho ordored a dozen fried eggs, a quart of coffee, with beefsteak, potatoes, bread nnd butter in pioportlon. Ho did amplo ji3tlco to tho meal, remarking that ho would not go out of tho woild huugiy, 'IHP SCENE IN THE UOTI sin. Tho scene in tho rotunda was rather cuilous this morning beforo tho hauglng, Men confined lu the jail weio cicaulug up nnd hiking breakfast to tho other prisoners. A number of ptoplo, who had o'no to seo tho trail fall, talktd In knots and smoked a3 if a llfo was uot to bo taken lu a short time by tholaiv A half-doeii sparrows twitteicd along tho celling of tho nrchod rotunda. Piisonors who weio allowod to promenade In tho corridors lookod r'irl CUsly ureja tho people lu the totuudn, but their eyes, when they bud that vantnge, Invariably tested upon tho corridor In wh.'cb was lcentcd tho prisoner's coll. Klrkwood, Cnrrlgaii and Ciimmltigs of tho navy frailds wero Interested spectator-!. Father O'Snlllvan eamo lu about half past eocn o'clock In priestly lobo and with bicvlary In hand. Ho spent some timo In tho prisoner's cell. the I vtiiku'h I'Mtnw km. Ho ga'vo way to the father of the prll oner, a colored man about fuity-llvo years of age, poorly, but neatly dressed, with a folt hat on h s head, Tlio fathor spent live minutes with tho ton. Tho two ombracod. Their conversation related only to the future llfo of tho eoii. "Aio you prepared to die''" tho father asked. "I am," was the reply In A tlm voice, "1 hnvo nothing to icar, 1 havo no 'doubts as to the future." "I would not llko to kco you dio unpio pared," said tho fathor. "I pray to God that you may not polish both body and soul." "Tlieio Is no fear of that," said l.ingstor. "I am thoioughlv prepared." After ieav lug hlssoti, tho frither stood with back to tho wall of tho rotunda looking steadfastly upwards. Tears welled up iti his eyes, i vxuvrrn ki:siun-ei. Father O'Snlllvan at H o'clock was walk ing up aud down lu fiout of Laugstcr's cell, looking now and then at his watch, as the minute- of his penitent's llfo wore swimy away. "Poor fellow," ho said to tho rcpartcr. Ho Is very quiet and very penitent. Ilo will not make any tioublo as some havo anti cipated. No ho will make no statement. There is nothing to bo said by him, I'vciy body knons very well tho facts connected with his case. He seems to bo resigned. Poor fellow ' Pltl.PMltSlt the m API'or.D. The seafl'old at the ftnthor end of n long, nanow coiridor, tlio pavement of whiea w.i3 of bright red Inlclt, was uot nrrauecd until about T:"0. Tho iopo anil other me chanisms ofit wcitfthcn piopeily put lu or der. PIN VI. AUUVNIIEMENT-. By twenty minutes east eight tlio crowd In tho rotunda numbered about two hun dred. A special detail ot olllccrs of police wcro ranged on cither sldo of tho cntraiieo to tho gallows corridor. No prisoners wero then promenading. Thoy had all been taken to their cells. Tlio knots of laughing men grow less noisy, but showed little awe. Father O'Siillivau still paced up nnd down In fiont of Langstci's cell. General Crocker, the waidcu of tho jail, walked lapldly about looking carowom. The ciowd hceamo very thick, lu the neighbor hood of the Langstcr corridor, and an irievcrent newspaper mail asked another of tho Famo piofessiou If ho had brought his "dull, sickening thud" with him. Father Sullivan, assistant to Fathor O'Snlllvan, nriived and went to Lmgster's cell. The minutes overtook each other slowly to tho people waiting lor tho death scene. Tlio prUoner could, however, hnidly havo thought that they wcro going too slowly. A ltino of men was formed lead ing diagonally acioss the rotuuda from tho exit to I. angstcr's corridor to the gallows con idoi. Olllcer Slack kept tho lano in order. Gerei.il Crocker and Deputy Warden Buss went to Laugstcr's cell. Soon thoro was h cud the clanking of irons. Buss was re moving Langstor's shackle3. ISetwcen tho sounds could bo heard the twitter of the sparrows. Laugstcr's father was In ono of tho lints of men that formed the lane, it was but a few minutes liefoio uluo that the clunking In the cell ceased. THE IIIIATII MAIICII. Then thero camo forth Langstor. with Fathci O Sullivan on ono .sldo and Father Sulllvau ou tho other. Fathci O'Snlllvan held tho crucifix iu one baud aud tho bicvlary In tho other. Ho lead from tho latter as ho walked down tho lano of men, Langstcr looked stiaight beforo him. Ho walked erect and showed no fear, excopt tliat hi-t yellow skin lollcctcd not tho least Ill-lit of blood beneath it. His arms weio seemed behind his back by a strong but small manilla ropo. Ho woro a common blue ll.inncl shirt, open nt tho neck, Tho macnifleent muscular dovolopmout of tliat poition of his body was apparent to nil who looked upon him. His pantaloon) wcro of a dail; cheek cloth, torn up for about seven Inches on elthor leg. His shoes wcro binuans that had been lecently half-soled. Waidcn Crocker, Guards Jouos nnd Toirenco wero rlglit behinil the gioup surrounding Langstcr. As tho party matched ''cross tbu rotunda the hats ou tho lane men wero removed. As Langstcr went down tho steep steps to tho gallon-! coniilor tho jury to vlow tho body and to certify to his death closed iu. The spectators .made a rush for tho cor ridoi's entrance, but weio kept back by tho polite. Down tho corrldoi's length I.ing, ttcr mniched to his death. ON THE htAH'OI.D. Ho showed no fear us ho mounted the caUold, Tho two priests stood by mm Warden ('rocker, Guards Torreueo aud Jones and Dr. McYlllIarn3. the jail physl clau, wero also on tho seatl'old. Tho bright, glaring sun shone through tho tall windows of tho conldor, makiug an uneomfortnblo beat by tho rcllcctlon fiom tho newly whitewashed walls. Tho crowd stood uncovered, Father O'Sulllvau read tho dying soi vice of thoChutchof Homo, Langstor gavo lu a low voleo, and without n tremor of tho voice, tho responses "Amen" and "Lord havo mercy upon my soul" in tholr propor places. Tho ciuclfis was raised to his mouth aud f.angster kissed It fervently, The nooee and the black cap wcro adjusted, His legs had been tied during the leading of tho ser vice. Thero was not a Alnch on tho part of the murderer. Without any outward sigu of fear he stood nt four minutes to uluo o'clock above his coffin which reposed bo ueath tbo sratlold. TnETEAP SWU'Ni., At that moment tho trap was sprung Thcio was a low nioiu from tho tdls m that part of the building. Lmgster's bo1? fejl. tho length, of ths dron liko a nlumuat, IilnH Mi1 ! I IlifFI1' if' 4 UH $Im Ufffiff 1M'a I '! u -j-j -J. I His neck was broken. In a heavy circle' with a radius of about four feet, tlm holy swung around (or about a minute. It thou remained stationary, but for tho tremor of the lope. Then thcio was an agonllug Milliliter of tho whole, frame. Thou it hung perpendicularly ng'aiu. Then followed an other convulsive shudder, again tlio body described a few circles, hut of diamntcr much li"-9 thnn those of a fmv mluutot he mic, lu eight or nine minutes tho body was loueicil so that tho pulse could be felt. Llfo was not extinct. In amltiutoor two It was lowered further, I.I1E piionopnci.d i ni I. In about twenty-nlno minutes from tlio chop life was pronounced extinct. Tho corp-c was plartd In tho cotllu, a phln pine one, stniiied llkn walnut and with a muslin lining. Tho cruwd did not disperse until tome time after it had passed liy the eollln and looked at Us contents. Tho oyos Wulo closed. Tho tongtio did not, as usual In haiiclng?, pintrudc. Tho maik Of the ropo around the neck was perfectly distinct, being strongly accentuated wheio the knot had been stuck under tho ear, WITNESS!".-) IIP THE EXEC I'TION. When tho drop fell nnd tho iiioiiu from the cells was heard, Lingstor'a fatherstood next to Tin: Ciiith reporter. Ho did not show any emotion whatever. Nearby stood tho father-in-law of tbo lato Olllcer Fowler, and a little to tho light was Olllcer Boland, who arrested Iuigstcr after ho hud shot Fowler. Major Dye and most of tho lieu terants of police) wero witnesses of tho exe cution. There was hut ono opinion of tlioso who saw Langstor die. Ho died as if ho did not caro to live. Iu tills he dlsip polntcd tho predictions of "many who said that ho would "squeal," Tho many who expected violence from him In nu attempt to pievcnt execution weiq also disappointed. WHERE THE ENP.CITIIINP.P. STOOD. Tho window of cell No. .'Ii, where a deputy waidcn was placed to spring tho trap, was curtained by a painted (-ereon. The deputy could sec h11 that took plaeo on the seall'otd without being seou himself. Thcio was ,uo possibilitv of nny ono on tho oiitsido getting a giimpso through tho windows. There weio but veiy fow there, most of them back nnd eab-drlvcrs. Tho othors wcie half-grown colored boys and gills. !,st.vn:n' 111:11 vis. Father O'Snlllvan was seen after tiio execution by tlio reporter. Ilovild that thoiemalns of Langstcr would bo lutcured to-uionow moiulng nt Mt. Olivet Ceme tery, tho funeral taking place finm tho jail. This would ho, ho said, at tho ie quest of the o.ccutcd man's father. Tho body Is in ebaigc of Mr. Wiight, th'o un dertaker, who has served in tho satiio capacity at every execution that has taken plaeo in tho now jail, and who was present at tho autopsy held on tlio body of tlio assassin Guitcau. the decek-ied's c 1:1.1,. After the execution tho coll from which Langstcr went to tho scatfold was visited. On the iloor laytho straw pallet and' pillow upon which Langstcr had slopt. Tlio eovor of the pillow had been taken off and evi dently used as a towel. Closo to tho head of tho mattress was a paper parcel contain ing four biscuits and tlioiemainsof another which had been partly eaten. Near by was a mutt cup ncaily full of coll'eo and another half full of milk. On tho window-lcdgo was an empty pan which had hold bread pudding, and a well-worn hair brush. A 'broken pocket-comb was ou tho mattross. Langstcr's low-crowned black felt bat, tho ono ho wore when ho killed Otllcor Fowler, hung on ono of tho walls. On tho other wall, deeply carved In tho brink wall, U bis nsmo in letters thrco Inches long, "LANOSTI'l:." In each of the other cells .in which ho was confined, N03. 21 and II, tho same decoration nppcuis, NOTI.S The murdeicr went out of tho world at tended nlthall of tho rites of tho church. Bnrly tills morning ho received tho holy saeiamcnt, and two fathers of Itomo were with him when ho fell through tlio trap door and his neck was broken. Dr. Godding of St. l'.ll.aboth's Asytum wtoio Langstcr was conllnod for somo time, witnessed tho execution to-day. Ho is said to ho In favor of holding an autopsy on tho body, but will not likely bo permitted to do so. 'Ilio Jlnnlcrer 11111I Ills Crime. Tho wretch who sull'ered tho extreme ptnully of tho law tjiis moruing for his ci lino was guilty of ouo of tho moH un piovokcd and cold-blooded murdeis that have ever been committed In tho District, So deliberate and piemeditated was it that it is btiango thcio should ho fouud apolo gists or defenders of tho deed. On tho morning of tho Pthof last Septem ber Olllcer John H. Fowler, in chaigo of the chain-gang at work near First and (1 streets northwest, noticed John Langstor, commonly called "Guinea," ono of tho gang, slyly making his way oil. Ho traekod him to an outhouse in alley tunning from I'list sticct, between I) and 11 streets. Iingstor observed him and doggedly tinned and stood at bay. "Will you return to your work '" de manded the ollicor. . "No,' replied Langstcr, with an oath. (iiaspiug his pistol, tho olllcer advanced, when Langstcr mado a spring at hi n. Im mediately Fowler filed, but Into tho air, hoping tointlnildato tho other, This did uot havo mo desired eucer, ami 1'owiertoou out his haudcull's to put on tho wrists of the prisoner. Ho indiscreetly kopt his plitol in his baud whllo ho attomptcd to adjust tlio liandcufl'-i, thus giving Ltug ster easy access to tho pistol, Tho action was most imptudont, for beforo tho aston ished officer could resist, Langstor had leaved upon Jiim and seized tho rovoi ver, and hurling tho otllcor back fired twice at him. Tho bhots went wide. Julekly ho plucod tho icvolver closo to Fowler's heal and this timo sont tho bullet ou Its fatil er rand. Tho olllcer staggered back a few steps and fell. His murderer lied up tho alley nnd found lcfugo in tho rear ti,30 ment of No. .'Ill D street. Heio ho was soon ili-covercd by Lieutenant Kelly, Ser geant lloylo and Oihcei Boland.. Ho had hid uudcr a bed and crouched thoro with thoinurdeied ouitor's pistol still lu his giasp. He had wrapped himself lu a quilt and had shipped oil' all ills clothes but nn un dcrshht. Ills striped pants and shirt wcro Ioui.d ou tho lloor nesr tho foot of the bed. At Lieutenant Kelly's conuuaud ho ca uo out. Ho csprossed great surprise and von sternatlon when ho learned that another load renialucd in tho pistol. With a sw age grin ho turned to Otllcor Bolaud and remhikcd "If I had known that I would havo put you In hell, too.'1 Ho was takon to tho Sovonth Precinct htatlon-Houso, but hearing rumors of con templated attempt to seio and lynch him, Lieutenant IColly had him removed to tho Fifth Precinct Statlou-Houso prior to Idiiiic committed to jail. Olllcer Fowlor lived but a short time af ter ho was shot, Whon Langstcr was qiiMtlouod about his icftson for committing such au awful crime, ho said "Well, the oilicor was going to shoot me, and I caught hold of the pistol and turned It toward him and fired. I then wrou-died the pistol away and ittod again. Then I ran away," His own statement was enough to loudi r absuid tho iden ol -.elf-defense nud to con vlet him. After he had gained possesslou of tho pistol bo was master of tho sltua'lon. The oitlcer could not theu havo harmed him liRd he started to run away. Later !n tbo day ho began to slia'n in ssnity When questioned Uo looked at- h.--qui t.oi cs a a dsd way aud ict if u incoherent remarks to their queries. After wind ho foigot his Insanity and mado a bid for compassion by expressing sorrow for Jiis deed. Ho was committed to jail, promptly In dicted and was arraigned for tilol during tho past winter. Ho had no cash at all, and aierdlet of guilty was given unhesitat ingly. When sentence hail been proiioiliicod the prisoner bioko forth In such nu out burst of nbiiso as had never been heard lu tliat court-room slnio tho trial of Giiltoau. Lancstcr addicssed most piteous lottcrs to tho President, claiming that ho hail not had a fair trial and that ho was In sane at the time ol tho murdor, Knowing his reputation for vleloiisnoss little hcod was given him. About thrco years boforo ho hiid been committed to tho B'foim Sehcol, and whllo there attacked tho fore man of tho chair shop. Ho also bocamu euingcd at tho attending physician and eeltug a heavy wooden toilet, upon which a towel hung, ho savagely heat tho doctor so that the Intter was kept In bed for six mouths subsequently aud at ouo timo bis life was dlspalrcd of. Tho physlel m hoars maiks of tho attack to this liny. Somo timo after ho was released from tlio Beform School ho became Involvo.l iu 11 row iu which he attacked a man nnd cut him with a rnitor. For this ho was severely punished. Last July ho was arrested, charged with having attempted to kill his father, by shooting him. Although this ehargo was not sustained, hu was sentenced to three months' Imprlsoiimont for carrying con cealed weapons. Ho soon escaped, hut was iccapturcd and recommitted on August II lor ninety days. Ho was serving out this term when ho shot Olllcer Fowlor. Ho was to have been hanged two weeks ago to-day, but a last ellort was mado for his life, and tho Piesident was induced to grant a icprievo of two weekf, that tbo question of his sanity might bo Investi gated. It was decided that ho was sano enough to know the enormity of his crime, and Iho President declined to lulorfero iu tho matter. Itiicu. Ilio Sln.vlii'i' Murderer. II 11 11 ir. I.onii INLAND City, L. I,, May in. ninths II. Bugg, tho negro who murdcied Mis. Mnybco ami her daughter Annie at Biooklltld, i. I., and who within a few weeks afterwards ncaily killed aged Mr. and Mis. Townsend at Oyster I lay, and tho scxngcnniian Scely Spraguo, was executed In tho (Juccn's County jail nt 7:15 this morning. Tho ovccutlon passed ofl'qulotly. THE'TRIAL OFTHE DYNAMITERS. I'lirKin's Itit mill i iL-r nml SeiiNiillonitl Aililrcss 10 llin .lurj'. London, May 1,". Tho cvidenco (or tho Ctowu In tho -case of Cunningham and Burton, tho alleged dynamiters, was com dieted to-day. Tho last witnesses intro duced by tbo Crown wcro Doctors Ford 'and Dnpic, the Government chemists, who testified with regard to tlio forco of tho ox plosives nnd chemicals contained Iu the dctonatcr found In Burton's trunk. Tho caso for tho dofenso was tlion opened, and two female wltucs-.es called who testi fied that at tho timo of tho explosion, Cun ningham was at tho house of a Miss Can non, Burton's counsel submitted that no cvidenco bad been adduced to how that thero was a consphacy. Tho Judgo sthl that question was for the jury to decide. At tho conclusion of tho ovidonco for tho defense, Burton was giantcd permission to nddicss tlio juiy in his own behalf. Ho explained his presenco in England at tho timo of the explosions by asserting th it lio bad left America because of failing hoalth. He then went on to explain his movements dining his stay in London in a lambling, dlscoui.cctcd manner, and concluded by calling on God to witness that ho was In nocent. Bin ton spoke for over au hour, and at times woiked himself to a high pitch of ex citement. During tho delivery of his har angue ho frequently struck dram ntlis postures, and his violout gcstuics caused considerable excitoment in tho trial 100m. His remarks had nnythlug hut a favorable ettrct. 'Burton was followed by his couusel, Mr. Frederick Llttlo, who argued that tho cvi denco for tho Crown failed to provo that his client was Implicated In any way with tlio explosion. Mr. Llttlo called no wltuosses In dofenso of Burton, lesttd his case, and tho court adjourned until to-morrow. ANOTHER ANGLO-RUSSIAN HITCH. ('eneral KoiiiuroirSii-fKCMtN 11 Sertoli-. mnicnity. St. Pi.TP.nsnunci, May lfi. A dispatch has been recoived at tho War Olllco from Geueial Komaroif, commaudor of tho Bus slan foicc3 on tho Afghan frontier, In which ho states that the Sariks aro bitterly op posed to the new fiontier lino now under discussion by the Bussian and English gov ernments. Tho goueral states that tho rea son given by tho Sariks for their opposi tion Is that it gives tho best of tho disputed lauds to tho Afghans. Immediately on tho receipt of this dispatch a council was held and it was decided to support tho claims of tho Sariks. A'o Itct'Iy (rout Itiissln. London, May 1". In tho Uouso of ("am nions this afternoon Lord I'dwln FlUmau rlco, Under Secrotary for Foreign Affairs, stated that no reply had yet been icceived to tho agreoment reached by Lord Granvlllo, Fail Kim berlay nnd Baron do Staal, and which hud been furwnrded to St. Petersburg for tho Car's approval. Although pressed for more information Lotd Fitnnaurico icfustd to make any further statement A Murlllnu Aiiiioiiiirrinoiit. London-, May 1"!. Tho (7iV this after noon publishes tho startling aunonnce nieut that BuglanI has doiuauded fiom Bussia a definlto plodgo that she will 10 spect tho now Afghan frontier. Tho dlvht alno as3orts that Bussia has itfiiscd to accede to England's request, and that slio goes to tho length of demanding ftuther concessions. . - . 1 1 FANNIE MADISON'S MURDER. Tlio .Inry Vlnli tlio Olil llfnorvoir ami liiHicct tlio l'laeo of tlio TruBfity. Bichmond, Yv., May 11. Tho jurymen wero all in tholr places this morning, and testimony In tho Cluvorlus caso was re sumed. At 11 o'clock tho jury wont out to tho Old Bcservolrand viewed tho ground At --1 p in. tbo jury returned and aMiii lesumcd the taking of testimony. (Iriiornl tlritut IIiih a C'iiidI .Mulil. Ni.w York, May 15. Shortly after tl o'tlcek last night General Grant was asleep. Dr. Douglas remained all ulght, and whon ho left tho houso at S:'!0 thl3 morning ho said the General had had a good average night's rest, ho had sufl'eicd llttlo or no pain during tho night, aud tho swelling at tho angle of tho jaw had subsided. The Doctor and tho General will drlvo out at noon. 'I lio Itollcr-SUiitiui; Mulch, New Yonu, May 1". Skating nt Mad ison Square (10 o'clock a. m.) Snowdon. 01 1 mllos; Omclia, IS.1 mllos: Mnddocks, POO miles; WtMmi, 17i mllos; Sehock,87U miles Boyst, DSinfcllos; Fiaucls, 72" miles, Ilarrl rutin, 623 miles. Nmv Yor.K, May 1" I p. m. score Snowden, 071: Maddocks, !.'; Schook, 833, Bcyst, 051; Francis, J ll; llarrimau, uie miles, lAiiMen-r. i-v ,ruom t artoilia,' nn- 1 i Un.net bv tlio T.OUUOU -j ltl S 3 A I 1M Sv;euei -5 1 'USB THE IVY CITY RACES. WESTMORELAND WINNER IN TUB SIX FURLONG HEAT TO-DAY. Tho Fourth ant! Lust Day of n Vory Succcflpftil MoGtlntr- A Largo At tendance, us Usual, and tlio FIno-it of Woatlior Notos of the Day. S Willi, Iv-i City, May 15 15 p.m. Tho track s hi lino condition, and tho Indicattnus aro that tho attendance will bo enormous. Dillliniro people aro hero hi forco. In tho first raco Valloy Foigo will probably win, though Mlss Goodilch ami tho Duko of Westmoreland will havo a lighting chance Tho second raco will go tof'olonol Spraguo, with Telle Doo or TcetimOTi second. Ono of tho two last should win tho raco, at tho weights thoy are In at, If It was not for the fact that they had a hard raco yester day, and will not hnvo as good jocks. Fiankicli will win the third raco, wltii Bmmctt or Nclllo Glcnnon second. Tho fourth raco should go to Boss, with tlio best of Scott's entry second. Lena or Mont ranro should win tho last race, with old J03 Mitchell closo up. Tiio I'lrnl Itnre. I Y Cm, May I "-.'id p. in. Tho first race was won by Westniorolitid.Tinin. I Pi. Distance, six furlongs. Mtitutls pild ?-)' IX 1 1 A YOUTIIPl I. .lOC'ICEY. By odds tho largest crowd over at a moot ing of tho Washington Jockoy Club was iu attendance yestorday. Ladles and their es corts completely filled tho large grand. Stand, whllo the quartcr-strcteli was un comfortably crowded, and.as for tho betting pavillou, it was almost duposslblo toget near tho book-makors. It's a funny thing tosce, after a race, how many 'thero aro who knew just how it was coming out. Thov had a "atialght tip," but, for tills, th.itor tho other rcasoD, had failed to buy tho right ticket. A great number of tho !adlo3 in the grandstand invested tholr n veio through their cscorlf). "How did yeu eomoout my dear?'1 said ono to lior "lovln' husband,' after tho fourth laco yesterday. "Why, Greenfield just pulled mo out oven," he an swered. "Then go and put overy cent on King Fan. A gentleman just camo up horn nnd told a woman behind mo that ho could not lose." "Just my Idea," said hubby, anil ns ho started down alio called aftov him, "Don't ho afraid." Going to tho cars after tho raco, a number of pcoplo wcro amused at tho dejected looks of amau ami thecxcltcd goittculatfons of u woman. As sho got Into tho cars alio fired a broad sldo at short rnngo, in which the words, "You ought to havo bad raoro sense," woro catlly dbtiuguishnblo. Soveral men In tho grand stand pulled tholr strong cigais yes terday, blowing tho smoko In tho faces of Indies, to their evident disgust and discom fort. If theso "thlugs" haven't manli ness enough to lostiain themsolvos or ro spcet for other ladies, if not for tholr wlvos or daughters, somo ablo-bodlcd man will surely teach them. Two favorites, onoaeo ond choice and two outsiders won yester day, though none of tho pools woro as largo a8twoof thoso of tho day beforo The Cp.itic named three winners, and two sec ond hoifes yesterday. King Lion is back in his old form aud had no trouble in landing the flist rneo. (Jiiecn Bsthoi w'as luateu out for tho plaeo by Kvn K. 1'arotvcil took tho second raco handily, Pink Cottago Eccoud. Bessio Is evidently not lu good trim. Tho fine riding 01 McLnughlln won the third raco. Ilo rode with raro judgment,. just gauged the pa", and had enough in nt the finish to nu nicely. Tccumseh is a bettor horso bf 1 ever, than most pcoplo havo ,.. 1 u cicdlt for beiDg. Tello Doo u. rate, hut Wickham is not qulto & ja as ho has been credited with beiui. ciroen field fairly ran away from his iiohi.and was pulled nearly tho wholo way around. Tho favoiito, Mcptmoro, cariied moio monoy than any other horso yesterday, but could not get better than third. J. Donahue rodo old Lida Stanhopo hi great stylo and wou a clover rate, with something to spaio, Hilar ity second. Tho favorite, KiugFan, only demonstrated again what thosolSlio knovr him best knew befoie, and that m that Ua is an In-and-out rnnnor, a tlyel ono day and no good tho next, in'Enu.r.. Two base hits In a nine-inn1 ... k against tho Richinouds is. something nm,,. Yet It's all tho Nationals mado vosto'-ltcr Tlio nino needs a competent mn wtt'i them to keep them steady. An article iu one of tlio morning- pi -reflected severely upon Mr. l'.dwaicl y ..'ii in connection witli the gu.viiig tin iiui u Taj lor ruelved hero. The art!) Io in ,m , tinu states that Mr.i i -tor nttoinplo ! 1 1 ,i fault the umpire. Mr. Mi'arus.wlu win with Mr. Ojiter, stated to tho -quirting oduor nt TiIlCimi yestenUy that Ml'. Oyster mado no demonstration whalevct, s.iv lojoiuiu the guying wliicu tho eiowd indnleed hi at Taylor's expense. It's a great lujus'ito t- pick out a mm who is entirely Innocent i any wrotig-duing and hold him n . newspaper as a culprit . Tho Nationals ucihI the sotvlc. class plleher liku Barr. To-lhij'x Tuiiilrriillir The Signal OBlce furnishes tho rn f-yncpBlS ot tho weather Local meteorological report r r m Jhi5 rin-rmomotBrr-NniIniiiJat ') 1. 7n.m.,5H ,:i, Ua.m..7lf.o. liepori iorfliR-f,ii, iow Ji-i'i i-"-. n ture, 5D I, maximum, 71 . mtuim a lb ,(li mean ralitlve UumlUltv. ' predpltntluii, OOiUneb. WEATHER INDICATIONS. l'or Saturday sll-rntly warmer tan wnu 1 i luauaiua ter itiu districts uc a. a . coast. . At .1. HriHli', siV!Ho-ienlliKtre (.sun iianJ-Kewad I'roneU 0aitOfi.j- . , ...rn I. 1, - ..rtlv &1'. tTf.lt iff l C-Useniy A"!i tix taopi, w 1 4 k 1 X .U jfci'