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NEW-YORK, TI KSDAV, MAY ?H, IMI3.-TWELVE PAGES. PRICE THREE CENTS. KILLED BY UNKNOWN MEN A MYSTERIOUS MURDER IN THE HOME OF M. C. D. BORDEN. rCRDlNAXD HARM*. ?? DORTOW 8 SECOND BUT . ,?,. OiiWKRED A KIN?; OF -nil: BASEMENT PEU. OF Tin?. HOVRE AT NO. ? WEST FIFTV SIXTH ST.. ???) WAS S1K>T ON OPENING Tin: poor. No TRACE Tin: MURDERERS, \ .?'. ting, mysterl mi an 1 desperate orim?-? ira? committed yesterday, when ;i colored butler was murVTcd In a rich man's house In a fashl niable part of the city at midday. Two mon took rart in ,he murder, and the police last night were with? out even a clew t.> their Identity. If ro!>i,ery was the motivi for the crime, the murderen were ?lis gnpolnted, for they were frightened away ai aoon ai? they ha I shot their victim. If revenge was the mrtiv-\ the police have yet to learn the cause of : ? it,-'?. vi ttlm was Ferdinand Harris, a negro, who was employed in the family of If. C. i'. Borden, a linen merchant, who ?s in business at No. 117 Dtl .1 ? The Borden home I? NO. 2.'. Weal Flfty-slxth-St, and If a fur-story brownstone dwelling. Tho ,j:i entran ?? I? '?:i ned by a high stoop, built ?I." shaped. Beneath thla stoop is th.- basement entrance. Tin-.>r four stops lead down to the basement l or fr> m : e sidewalk. There an- out? ride Iron dons, which tre not faatened during the .lay. and next to these are glass-panelled doors, h .? ne always kept lock* L Tin? Borden family consists of Mr. Borden, hl? wif- and four grown sons. There are seven ser? vants. Five of them an? girls, named Katie (?ynch, Katie Fitzgerald, Katie Murphy, Kath? ie ? and Mary Ryan. There were two colored butlers. One was Harris. Henry Wallace Is the head butler. The murdered man had been m the employ , f Mr. Borden since last October. He was h'.r-'d on the recommendation "f Wallace. Pre vious to assumili? the place of butler, the mur? dered man hid been employed for four years as a j. :??: ? the Pennsylvania Railroad. He was born In Petersburg, Va., and came North about eight years aco. He has a brother ar: 1 uti le in this ? Ity. Mrs Borden was out of the house, and her husband and sons were away, when the mur? der was committed yesterday. The head butler was absent also. It was about 1:M p. m.. and the city was still darkened by the storm when the basement bell ranp. It is the duty of Kittle Murphy to answer this bell. When It ranjr she was In the kitchen talklnp to Katie Fitzererald. the conk. She started to open the dour, but as she Stepped into the b>np, narrow hall lend? ing from the kitchen to the basement entrance she saw the butler come out of a ro >m close to the entrance. He called to her that he would answer the bell, and then stepped to the door. He turned the key and unlocked the door. As he pulled it open two nun stepped into the hall. This s th'? story t .id by Kittle Murphy: N< < QUARRBL HEARD. She Fays she stood on the threshold of the klti hen and saw the door opened by Harris and the men enter. She did riot hear any words passed, but suddenly several sh"is were lired. She did not see a weapon drawn by the men. nor did she see the butler shot. The only tangible story she will tell \s that she heard the ehots flred and then ran Into a pantry and Ocked herself in. She did 8t>, she says, because she was frightened. Katie Fitzgerald, the conk, was not so nervous, though as much startled. She looked into the hall and saw the butler making toward her. He sta?ti?'-r.-d as far as the threshold of the kitchen, and called to the cook: "Get a doctor. I am shot." Katie Fitzgerald says I,. nevi r spoke another word that sh?? heard. He was standing by the kitchen door as she ran out ,f th?? house i:i search of the nearest d ctor. She stood on the F:d> walk a few minutes, waiting to see if a ? - liceman would appear No officer came. s> she hurried along toward Bixth-ave., watching every house for a doctor".? sisn. At ? ?. 47 West Fifty sixth-st.. she found Dr. Dessau, who hurried with her to the Borden h?.us-. When !.?? ?? .t there Harris was sitting against a closet near the threshold of the kitchen, dead. A bullet had pierced his abdomen. The doctor's services srars not needed, ani h?? went away Just as several policemen arrivi l at the house. DARKNESS HID THE MEN. An investigation was at once start? 1, but It was not productive of Important results. Katie Murphy could not give any description of the men or tell how the shooting occurred. The detectives went outside and found Carl Schml It, Bheppard Knapp'? coachman, who told them that he heard the shooting and saw two men dash out of the basemen) where the munir was committef), but he could not say whether they were black or white. He ascribed his failure to distinguish the men to darkness Bchmldt Bald that one man came nit first and tli- other followed in about a minute. They tan ti Flfth-ave., aid turned the corner in the direction of Flfty-seventh-st. No trace of them could be found after that. The other person who saw the men escaping was Dena Ohlllger, of NO. 408 Fast Blxty-thlrd-st., who Is employed as a laundress in a private family at No. 3o West Pifty-sixth-st., directly acroa? the street from where the murder occurred. Bhe told the police that she was stringing a line in the front basement when she hear.) four shots flred. and a minute or two later saw two men run out of the basement of the H irden h use She could not say whether they were black or white, but, according to her recollection, one of the men won S derby and the other a slouch hat. THEORIE! REOARDIXO THF. CRIME Matthew C. D. Fad?;., when seen by a Trib? une reporter at his home shortly after the mur? der of his second butler yesterday afternoon. said that be 'vas al hl? office, al No. 117 D?nne? st, when he was Informed by telephone of the trouble at the house. Mr. Borden said that he could form no idea a* to the how or the wherefore of the crime. All he |u* w was that when he g .t to the house th- ?. dy had I.? removed to an Inner ro .m, and that he should give ?t up t.. the relatives of the dead man aa soon aa h?? re ; authorisation t. do so. Th? brother and uncle of the murderers victim at? th- only rela? tives, it |a said, that he liad it? New Yotk. There .,., m ?,, b- two theories regarding this sudden ani startling ? time One i? thai th- two men w.u. liei th- house, and aft..- seeing Mis. Borden and the head butler u? out, approached the from basen? ni ? or, thinking that th- place was empty and th- roast clear They may heve rang;and las?me disi ite with the as stani butlei the fir--t of the si oti may nave b en >- Idental, and they ?rere obliged to Antsh the . i-tini In order to escape, >r Harris may have attempted ? ? oppose their entrance, and mei u>-- death while trying to defend hi? employer's property. Th??? second theory is a leas tenable one, it up i'0?*>s that the murder was the outcome of some ite quarrel between Hani? and some des? perado, who calle.| at th- boUSfl f.JT the purpose ?.' wreaking vengeance on blm. The murdered man'? uncle, David Harris. w-ho !? a waiter for Dt Klmball. of L'T West Thirty - eighth-st., was also called t ? the house, bit - oui I not aid the police in any way. except to give the history of the dead man. Both th- uncle and brother? said that Harris was engaged to be married to a colored jfirl named Rose Artie, who is a servant in the famUj of Dr .?. m Kramp? ten of No Ml Weal Thlrty-fourth-st. The marriage was to take pia * Si an early date The girl alSS comes from Petersburg, and has known Harris for ."-ven or eight years Al far as lbs Harrises knew their murdered relative had no rival for the crlrl's affections. When the Set? tives called to see the ^iri they found her In hysterics, and nothing could be learned from her. The news o? the murder I ad prostrated her, and her shriek'? could be heard out in th? stree!. ? ?ni: gr. inns pxsxr.s orr t? sa. Dt aware lire.ikwater. ??? 27 -The American | FI'.? BtOBSaef St. ?????*. which left Philadelphia on Saturday for a three-days' trial trip, passed to sea *J W? o'clock this mornlna. rihe was detained In ine Delaware Bay yesterday by ??*. THERE WAS (?HEAT DARKNESS A HAD QUARTER OF AN HOl'R FOR NEW YORK city. tho elevai ) ?? routini?.? ? found In the THI'XDEH ani? I,|i;htmv, \. ? ? ?p IKIED TBK ATMOSPHERIC iwi.i. ??G? SEOR01* RTITKKED AND OSE ??.? ???.?.?:?. at ??????? PARK, BROOKI..YX THE DARK DAT* OWHieTORY, '??? gai waa lighted yeeterday In tea middle of the da) .ill over New-York. ?? ? ? ?? w unui ml fog or amok?. On the contrary, rain wa' felling hearlly, il!' 1 thftl I? ii-.iiV.1y s i|i; ,?-. I 10 cPar the air. Tat the aride a?acea In the city ?-here the sunlight falli unobatructed when II falli al all *? r?> aa dim ?? they usually are in th.? middle of the evening; placca where there i* usually ? pieaaanl aha k be came ipoti <>f ?loom, and the ipaeei between high building? were elmoat absolutely lark? So ordinary work could be done Inalde buiKlngi without arti? ficia] light s nid.? of Ike courti idjourned nearly :in hour >? Mer than ueual. Lanpa were lighted In llway care. Thcae few peopl ? ark ? ili.? watch for lie end of the a irl ? ry darkneaa ? gleam of hope. The m TP general view was that ? cyclone waa coming There was a general closing o arindows, aa tn In? vitation for the cyclone to ?tor outside the house and thoae who had ofllcea In mar building! from the fifteenth t.. the twentieth Boon began to wlah thai they had atayed nearer th? eirth Bualneaa was aim?'?: enttnly auapended on the sto. k Exchange. The Exchange waa lighted, bul the membera crowded about tie doora and wli loa and aeeined to be more Intereated In U and weird darkneai than In Ihe flueruatlona of the market, At the Produci Riehange bualneei wai brought lo a standstill whlh the darkneai The lighting facilities ar pocr, and the telegraphic orden could noi he p ? ? While II Mated fully fifteen mlnutea bulini ;- a ti practically au ; ? ? wag on the Stock Exchange ihow< lai a letter which waa report? ? ? ? hav >.p aent fi ? broker'! office. In which the writer eald: "And u deep, denae darkneaa descended on Wall Rtroet when it became knows that Byrnea had asked t be r. tir. l. and the ?loom reated on the ? centre and was noi dlapelled until th? newi cam that hla recjueet had been granted And II ?a? wall" THE CITT 'N DEEP OLOOM The trouble really began at noon, of a few m later. Before thai it ?ed been rather gloomy, even for a rainy 'lay. but then tt began to get pheni tn enally 'lark. It laated for only a little while. Bj 1?30 it ha ? begun to grow a little lighter again. Th effect from th?? wlndov? : The Tribune office wax moat curious. City Man Park looked much ti : a starlight nlghj by r, ? meana - on a moonlight nlghl Th? high build th* square loomed up It ? ?? ^ ghoetly way. ry vlalble Th?? elevated railway station In Park Place could not be a?en al all. In fact, it wai ?.^ ...ly possible ? ? ' ? ? ? ? t smaller l : . ?g beyon ? ??>? ? rner of th? ? istoffl l'.r a la ay The oldest InhaMtanl aald thai he had nev ? ?n. h darkneaa a? mldlay. s me youi - however, who hn ? better memori? ?. recalled ? I irk r .lay in the autumn of Ml. Bui thai waa lu* ? by foreat Bree. Then the air becanw ft ? moky Bchoola were dismissed and all Indoor arork, < artificial Ughi roui ! no! be ; ? ? ? pended. Mother Bhlpton had - ? that end of the world, ani ih ?se wh ? wer? ... it ber pred t. 'as r -it sure that II ha ; It was generally auppoaed that thoae ari - wen the least ? irmed ? ? darkneaa, i"it It was Impoaatble to :'.:,' persona, in order to verify the w ?; I the ignorant ?.."<ple, in the poorer quarter? city, feeling! ? f apprehension of an ; ? :1 were really frequent ani Inte Next to the persons artth clear conadencea, m?n of science seemed lacllaed to regard th* wh ila sub? ject moat lightly. Profeaeor John ? it.?, s of liimMa Colle??, in anewer to laqukrlea by a Tribune reporter, Bald that beyond the faot that tt was .? tretnety denae there wai nothing? phenomena the darkneaa. "There were no unuaual 'onditi ??." he aald, "atta'-liint to th? gloom, which ?M solely by the condensation of the exceeatvi In the air." During the thunderotorm a boll of Hghtntng atruck one of th? cabina in the ground! at %m broae Park. Boutl Brooklyn, used by the nei In "Black America" quarter* There w< re ' >ur darkeys, two mei and two women, In lb? nt the timo, playing "craps." None of then Inju ?-i bul all were atunned. A mule need ? wnrklrg of the cotton . ill tig from R Carolina, wai Ini killed There ?rable consternai ? among the ? er."??< on the g? tunda and 't arai ?ritti thi ;????..?? ? effort that they vere finali) mai it nrm had subsided ihoui 1 hundred of the nnxroea gathered ti . ?? kneeling down, chanted hymna ol Ihankfuln? their < - ape. OTHER PARK DATA RECALLED Although there are. as has been laid, riviri?.? vivid recollection? of me dark day of >?'-. pel In thla pari of the country and in New-England when the term "the dark day" i.? used it meani May 19, it?... The darkneu then was .? ?? ? and ? ? f< nd<-1 from New-Jersey to Maine ll wai mosl denae in Maaaadiuaetta and New Hampshire It was less in Nev-Tork, and in New-Jerse) barely noticeable, It began between IO ani il a m and lasted till n'Kht. li seeme I to be caused I Honda that earre up from the southeast II iu said that In the open air it Wl ! le ? ? rea I ordinary print or to te]| ?he tim?? by a watch Th? t.irds nil disappeared, and fowls areni to roost, People who were overtaken by the darkneaa on ? ? : p t r y rorida wer? able to find th'-ir ?ray only by poing toward distant lights, if they aere so fortu? nate as to ?'? any it li scarcely necessary to >\ thai everybfdy th>-n bellevi t that the end of the world had .-.irne. Th< f'onnectl il ,'? ?; dature -.vas In session a: Hartford, and the me m he m fell as -in.? aa everybo<lj else 'hat the whole was done for Connecticut has always labored un d.-r a conviction Of sin, from Its first nettici!? I I the pr?sent day. When trams .ir?? not allowed lo ron in meeting-time. \ member of th.? I<egi*ut with the cimmon feeling that, wherevei when a calamity 1? inimlnent. It Is better to be somewhere*?!*?, moved tr, adjourn. "No,' tal ? an other member, "if this Is tt,<. Day of Judgment let ns be f.'ind ?????.?? our duty" .<., ? . , la fur?? went on enai ling blue la a Previous to this, two dark days had been noti ? In America on ? ???:<>r.<-r 21 17!?*. and <>.?,,!,.. ??, 17*52. To tfo further back, then was an extremely dark day iti the year 95 H f., of a/hlch it nei ? hardly be added, no observation) ??. taken In America, so far as recorded, and thi-r?? were otl eri In the yean ?. p eg, 744 and 77', in England ?liete were -?.-p k da ?. s in January, igty; and '"to tier. Uli and In Canada October .^ ceptlonally lark Many t)).;, L have bei van <??>. to sei ?'.?ml for ?u.-li phenomena Smoke aeema usually to have a good deal to do with II end vol ?nie ashe and ? tal an ali ? ? alle ? ui on to bear their parti In the a oui ting. ??. apilo heavy 'loud? are of coarse regarded ,- ? ? causes, with the a Ided uaumntlon thai Ihej ..'?'?? arranged In double .-trata Whatever the . ? the condition is unpiegsant at a tin summer bright nei? is expected, v. hen THE GILDED EAOI.E BT?1TCK BY MOHTNIXO In the thunderstorm yesterday, lightning ? truck the gilded eagle on the to) of ih? laeataff which Burmotmu the tower of th* Eagle Hotel at Reld ave. ani Hancock-at., Brooklyn, ,,f ?hlc'h charlea FJelbel is proprleti r. The eagle was blackened ? what, and the flagstaff split The boll ?eat down the aide of the house arltho?! dolna mu-li d-.u.i Th? ? ople in Ihe hotel had a la' scar? ?'. ' silvered pole on the tower attracted a ??d deal of .it?? nt Ion ?" "' TH?. KOCK8CBJ8B TMHC?OB THE B0?8E, Tlinv BARELY MlSfl A MOTEEN ANO HBR m,. DREW, who AftK BADLT PRIOHTgfNtO) ny Tin: NOME AM? i-.m.i.im; i?i,asti:i: A serious accMeni took r,|il(., ?n gjatanjay ,(f?.r. noon In Weal Hoboken, th.- ditali! of which were not made known until yentcr.uy. Join, |\., ?,, Of fnlon ??11. and a gang of men had been it work for tuo w.-ks grading iMhols Bt t?,. face Of th<? street la rock ?Uld considerai,.. , ??? ?? neeeaggry to remove it. laturdaj after? noon an unusually lar?;, i,I/t?*t uns lei off. and ? *? huge j.i'-res of rock were hiowu ihrough tn. house Of Herman Theumrnel. Which faaofl In Dubol In the house when the rocke <r.iHhe,j through II were Mrs. Theumrnel and her eh I.Iren. Th. y bad a narrow aaoape. The eraafeung of the r? kv and the fallliiK of the plao,.- f.tim ,hp wa)|s , ,.,.ih lertifled theea, as Boon at they .?.?., ,i heS Bed lo the str.-et and remain**! giere until ntiah hors asHiirfHi Mrs. Theamme. that there a ui ?, more dancer. -Mr. Peeney immediately t?|,| Mr, Theumrnel. and later her huaband, that he would pay for the damage don?, ' WANT h'/:Lsi;? TO GET OUT. THE TRIBUNE'S EXPOSURES CREATE A .< 1?: ? ? ? t b ? ? ? ? ? ? : ? JKI?.- ? ? WHAT TUR s1', >:? ? \?:? OP STATE .-WS ???G? IT ??:?t;\.; OF THE VOOHHEES G???????? rONfUDRRIN?! hkmiMai. M50ISI?AT10N. 11; .? ? ,?.?:?? \??? ?? ? TUS TntlifVK ] ?? nton, M ij ? (8pe -la? ??? -' 'rjr II Trll une ih! morning ? \? ?It g Seen in "' s,:""' Henry (' ? li . ? Itnan -lai c ? lltlon from ': own sworn statt t, made lo the Trenton Tax * s.T<. ? hose il itj it ?ras to H? Mi Kelsej here of the local taxes, . ned s profoun ? the Capitol ar. ! ihroughoiit the Si ite. Banking on, tli and m inj Si il " h ?ve l? ng ? ; thai Mr Kelsey was avei to paying taxes, alt ? s-nie ? v. ?. iut< l I ? pr? vailing ? k*a lhai he w.is a mllll' p lire "The Evening 1 - ' ' ton, a l'?m rratl ? paper, apt iking ? lit? after p f< rrlng in " arti? ;?. di ; in th it U th? was nothing eli si iwn against th- ft'cretarj o State, The Tribu .: hl th.- tax niii..? is ?ufficimi ground u| ?n which to demand Mr Kelsey'i reslanatlon forthwith, pollili Ian* In this ? m ? ., , I that Mr. t a Ian - real eel ite owner, but " The Been larj of Btati iwn a fool ol real . mate in Tn nton II- does -\* ? si m< little p il prop? rty In Bui ? a ? 'ountj. worth only a fi I> . giving the H -.???-? it\ ..r Btnte ai ' ' - . Tribune pom ! upon him In hi- office In th. Bl iti 11 ?use, u I ? ki i If I > ? ?.??, , ? hi ? ' - ' : ? ? '. Mr. 1 "I ... \y wi-li |o pay thai ? ni\ tax relui ? made to of Trenton Is tru? Uk< : ?? ? another ? .1 ? tin melali) as s pli , ? ; ? . ?. , ? : >nal prop? 11 beine s/orth, un I th< I ? [ do no own any real estati [Tei ? hu? I do own ? ? ? bounty Hi nkl) ?. N. Y., t ; f taxes I -.?. dd also like you to my Invi they pay the taxi ? ?. my mon? ? ? a Id thai I pa) as m ich ? >\? ? In th< Bl ite ol N m ' ; ? t - ? anil ? . \ " ? It wll .... I ? ? ... m idi before the Voorl t . ??.. ? ??? ? ? ? ... The Vooi . ? .... ?' ? ? a next ? of those which I ' irt. of e offfn ' *? ? re In futur* I ...... ? , .. . ? ? . ... ; t y ?,?? I odici : . ' ? - : . ? MtttUl | ? ? .... ? ? ? ?f th? ? I em of print ? ' .... ' ? ? ? - ?? ? ' ? I ? ? I - ? ? ? , - In . ? ? ? : .1 re : itOP ? ? I .1 . n rem?? h il .. ? f the ?.?| ? ? ? ? ... I lino p ? mi ol 1er ? -, lai I Hoard of Taxait . ? . ? o..? tn< I > > r ?.? ? ?? ; .? ? - con ? pri?t Ion h II and a ? The Grand Jury I ..... ? ... ? ille : Vbram B? in. Ih. ?? ilti '. who I the fl.ii for ??? ? >? m .. -rill? 1 \. -.? . ' I ?. ' t tie .? ?. ? ? ??\ "H irne) " Por 11. ?? m h r I II ?Illy, I New? ark, who ].?.?.! I ind nevera! triti ipep wi re I ?? ' I ? 11 I > ?. I Ih it Poi ! and Ilari? a ? ? es ai e m / \ judge h iris ? casdid tri:. UII.t.'N.; t G??. BEN? Il \'.i ?!"' ??? HE 1 ?Ol '?Il G THE ? ITV Mi?.' THITKH lll.l. l'N ????? ? I I I? >N < t. E? lo.h?- Noah l>av|p Ip nn applicant for J Court ..r Bp< ? i.ii ?? ? n il he ha? a line Ind >i pemenl for II pia It is not a ? mon t e.: ? un la ex-J Davis'? rep utatlon, who has servd with high ?llstlnrtlon and great rredlt for fourteei ? >eneh of the Sut?: t.' lurt, I? ol '.?? for appolntnv nl to th? ? ? ti criminal ludi lar) Hi I the venerable lui I II? \? thai he - m lie of p .-m . In t!.r ira ? I rat Ion of th? ? many las judge* and t ui in? ? m? ? ? ? (he elty agree with him Iti this view, and t. v? ? urged the Mayor t.. appoint him, \?? ? ? V- .o ? . me? hai anon, lid IP ?? Ilot . ? ? ? true, ? '.? Ins. an ai pile in! for s ? : ? un !-r a law whl . .?? ???? d, In a l< gai opinion, t . b? lituilonal. When the pi polire Justice determine?) t.. fighi the I'll) M u Irate? law In Ih ? oui t the) ret? ? ? ? ' I Darla, and it li un k rstood lhal he re? ? Ived ? hand ? ?? :. ? im ? Il. .?, li ar Up IO Ih? l'OUI I Ol Appeals, t?,? . however, ma) ??- viewed aa a mat? ter "f buslnes? on the ex Judge's part, end perhaps Mayor St ron? will noi allo? Il t.- wetgh against Mr, Ds ino lion to lb? Spi si I hi neh. UIS SIZE SAVED um //?"?/ I HAT II. A MAN WEIGHING1 OVES -<" ??????? STl:t"?'K Bt THE ? ROLLET ???? ?.Aitili: n> >;'> t S DER THE PENDER Augustin Johnson, nvrtity?. rears old, of No, ? ?.un ? Brookl) a, ees driving s carl - Thlrd-ave al [?exraw-st, yesterday after? noon, when a trolle) ear knocked lbs earl off the iraca Into ? lampposi <?n the corner. Th< post win; through tii?? glas? fient ol .lohn H. Bordan'? liquor-store, partlall) wrecking the bar Datares and ? lui lag s da mags of ti-? Martin Poley, twenty-three year?? old. of No. im Harrison-st., was crossing Columbta-ot al Harri during th?? rainstorm yesterday, .?<> ? bad hi ,t hi* need A toa umbrell ? down ? h car knocked h.m down, Ike fonder rolling him thirty feel ovei the ?llppery stones Poley neighs Over tWO hundred pounds, and was 100 bl? for the f'ti'bi t.i ???! ever. He wan. brill*?'! on lh?> Ua*?\ and legs, but went home without assistance. SECRETARY URESHAM DEAD. HIS ILLNESS TOOK A SUDDEN TTTRN FOR THK WORSE YESTERDAY MORNING. Tin: PHYSICIAN?. ?????????) HOPE EARLY IN Tin: ??????a, BIT YIIR SECRETARY I.IN OERED OS 'Nili. AFTER HIDNIOHT His ???? A.VO OAt'OHTER WITH IHM at THE BND W.i-hirrt h. ?a) 28 Secretan Greahnm died ;it 1:1 ? - ??? k. ? ? dea .. ? ? more quiet. in ire . alni or :?, . ; ? : || '''?'t tw . h un pn ling disi lut: ? there had bet ? no in! an..e,,t ,,?? ;, pulse ?? ? .. ? ?" ?t. II?? lay during ?!' it m le with lu- lie, line on th.? amis of hla daughter, Mrs, Andrew?, wiiil? Ins dev. I. d ? ?? - ?. nil ||do, his nan.Is claape l In her?, his : . - turned that :.:s lail ? .. gai ihould ?, s: ;i? ,?? her. At 1 -" ti.? ? ? . || iwly on U1 HI tie? . ?, ; came. Ile w ta .? ned ?u? to the last n?? '? ^ 1 '?'<?' ?/'. wem 1 m m -"???-?- Si ,/-vs-r.->-Uf5'?? -a** ^ ?/ W. Q. ORKSHAM. ... . . ? ?.-:?? ; t >ma .?. ? ? ?. ? . ? ?m pll at< ! with hl ?, ind w ta only tempo rati! ). ,?.,.ri eli ! Bppr ?!!-. i|. 1 \ . . | . ? for 1 ? . arrive |n M I |-ag Washing) ? ? ga : le l i- ex ? ?? llngly ? ? ? .? . I for ? ? ? ? ? ? ti : ? . . ....... ? ? : ? ti . ? It Ion of ? ? ; : ? I . li . I to -hire in aome '..??"?" the . .. ? ... ? . Into ? iwn ... : . G ?'??'? : ? Lan ont, ? ai m ; ' '? ? \? .? 11 11 ! t' ?? I ? . ? ? ? ..f ti.? Ilaliillr.. if th ? ? ? . \ .? Ju e Harlan, ? ? I warm . i ..f the critic il II lena ? nur? of ti Pi ' '? land - '?!1 l.lll e. \? ; ? ; ' .. ? .' -I li '?'??? ? Army, im one of the ph) ?Id? att. nd ?nee that ? retary Oresl im w u d and thl ? waa coi ny ?? Thurrx. r. ? !, :? '? I .-lat?s ta say Ina; that th? llvi a half-l.r or an h but thai hi! I< Ih wa ly a matter ? ? he cat ? wa - a h \ . iter Colonel C I wor I thai the ph) ?I Ian '. having dot ?? all thai I could, had ?? Hrcd from the room ? ? nan lay, an : lei I with tus : At his bedside were hla faithful a? her laughter ai I her daughter's husband, ind the s.- i-.-t..? ?. -, nie e and her huai in<1 ?hat the ape il n il b extlng ; lar) ?, who waa Irivr to VVaahliiKl m ????? ? api lai train from Chi agi h ni I an Ive. ? lenei il ? ;? es ,., m waa rone, loua mosl ol pvi nlng, ai ? a' able t ? api ak ? word of comi rt a? d hope to th< att ? ken bedside, bul i' waa appari til thai he i? It thnl deu11, was ? , ir. Mai ?? . General < ?? than ' ? mil) ind hla ? realized thai he ? ? In ? ought .inn to leave Washington a id : ike som.? rest, but he could noi ?- persuaded to do ao. ? ? ??? lo f. ! li:.'it It wa! his dut) to remain it hla (tosi and '?? ? Ihe ? ? p Ibi II; fu everything; per iffl e, and ?? ? ho ha ? ? iwn him ? ng knew that he would never :<>iiik hi duty whatever might be II.? equence? to him o? i? ? perfoi ?? I he heglnnli hli last Ulm is, however, he hai leemed to re alite that real was absolute!) ne ? iry, and late la?l week hla family and personal friend? wer ! ipeful lhal he would be strong enough h ?? . the end of this week to be remov? I to a qtilei and healthful ? ? ? few honra' I .urn. \ of ? ilio ..,' Capital. The member! of the Diplomatic Corpa, wl extn mei) punctlll >ui In ? lei this chat acter, called during Ihe evening, and lefi their carde. Othi rere ( rhlef Juatlce Puller, of ipreme Cou ml Been lar) Adee, . t the State Department; Aealatanl Poatmi General Maxwell and .hues, and Controller ?. k< ? Secretary On ham's son Otto, who ??\?.?? in Chicago, waa telegraphed for 111 ? -* morning, and is expected to arrive in the olty on a ap al train, which will meet him at II.nil burg Penn., t. night, al an earl) hour to morrow morning. The official statement given oui by ih<? Secre? tary's pbyalrtnna to-nlgbl aa t" bla cond? n ? shown that it has been much more ? rtou since Saturday laet than eiiher tbey or the other? who nil admbaaalon to the aickrooffl would acknowl . ?.. Bine? the pnewtnonlc aymptorna appeared Injection? "f nltro?gljrcerine and atryehnlne have been administered freely, and thl? afternoon and t ' nii:iit ?.ormai salin.? injection?, aggreg itlng ? v er,.? quarta, irore-gtven, I ?tiring the day the Sacra tort a?J fn a Btupor, Continued on Seventh Pene. TO GET BID OF DOSS ISM. MOVEMENT POR REFORM WITHIN THF: PARTY. WORK OF THE REPITBLICAN CLUB CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE CONSIDERINO ?G? tOaSTIONl FOU ENLAROINO THE STATA COMMITTEE. A movement has been foi ?. time In prng reas which has for its object Improvement in j tb. methods and political mnnaiiement of tho : Republican party of the State, and a better rep resentatlon of th?? real bone and sinew? ?if the organization in it? councils. Th- purpose is to ? take the control <>f the jarty out of the hand* of venal leaders and mercenary camp followers. Enlisted In flit* movement are many Republi? cans who have excellent rerurds as active and unselfish workers for ?he cause In every As semhl) district of the city. Gradually the Republican Club, No. 450 Fifth ?IV... ha? become th?? headquarters for this movement, and its rink* have been recently recruited in Increasing numbers from assoni the foremost members of th- part- in New Fork city. Th- Campaign Commutes of the ?iub. which Is composed of flfty true and de? voted Republicans, held an important meeting at tb- clubhouse last evening, and dis<ms?ed th- questi.m of enlarging the Republican State Comn Ittee a:: a mean? f ?? advancing the party's Interest. This committee :s now made up of one member from each Congress district with one memher-at-large, who is the repre s? util. ..t' t; - col? : ? Rei ubllcani of the ??-tot.. One ??? at step toward reform within the party, if was believed, would be found in Ini reasing ;h- State Committee, malting it rep resentatlve of the elements which would wm? mend it t.. the ? irnesl and thoughtful r'ssers of voters. A representation which would dt? vpst the patty of tli<? stl?ma of bossism was ? ?. irded na th ? b ught ? ? meeting wai presided over by Ad-ib-rt TI. st....?.?, ihe chain : ;???? hei were made by A Ilia \ ?? mbl) man r*rank G>. l'ave)? an?! other well-known members. Thr?e plans ?.I : 'pre ? ? ??: ,n (??!? the State Committee were brought forward, with the view "f ? h ? ?????? Its eh f a "dose orp iratlon." lugg^sted by Its present membership of less than three d?7.en. One of these was to constitute ? commit no fr im each Assembly District under the Thl aj uld m ike ? body if ?G??, ne which son el ighl would be much ? . ? trolled than the ni ; ?? Vnothei plan pi poaed was to have . member for each >1 the Senate list lie ts under the recently adopted Constitution. Tals would lership of the committee up to ????-:. more than the present repre en? \ third ? ... me wsi I ? ? ve each c lunty ;!.?!?. bul when .1 ' mnty forms ?.'.t? than ? ? ? ? ' ? ihi uld have an ad? . ?-->!?. itrlct with? in, i? ase the commit ? upw If I Of 1UO. Tl ? ? ? p ended in the app ilntment of a . which 1st ? \ ? '? - the ause? . ; ? ; : t?. t:;?? full Campaign Th- latter ?ill make an ? ? ? istlve ? ? ? th? Iub a' :?-!-. meeting of June a -tlon is -x;?? ted, in the mean , I y prepared . ?' will be sent tu i: ? ? the Si te urging Immediate by agitating . I legate? t.. 'h<> ?Jtate ' ' tlon who are in ??a the aia.s of t!u~ progressive move l>i;. BUCHANAN RESENTENCED CONDEMNED TO I'll: 1>URIN<; THE FTRJST WEEK IN JULY. THi: COVET OP APPEALS PKCLARK!. THATTHRKK WAI ? ' LEOAL I ''It TO His l:X!:<VTTO>i HEARD ics PATE CALMLY, \ , rt \V. Hii'hinin ap ?.. ,r. : ! . : \; peali tills- ifternoon t? for the poison ? \ ? Pellos -. of New .? . ? ;r, - h? lentenc? of lelaya which . ? :.? the Court r it tempi t ? ?et a stay ? :.::.?? ? . -? nel ' ' ? ir??, and he.d it.? therefore moved ? ? >:;>? on Buchanan. Mr. tl -: 'f. J lid that th? S? s ? s < ". . ? ; ? ? .-a Nild act ? a \ that hi new exi art svkteneo ?soa hie Wife* bu: I from nat ?' .' idge then asked: "Ha? the prisoner ? . Court abould not pronounce ? Dr Hu?hai ?;, il ! ?? ai I - il I in a low, firm There was no crime com? mitt? '. In connection with the death "f my deceased .? ?.? ? certainly protest against this extraordinary ;.? ? -.?.? || ? .ken." The Chief Judge then ;? ?. ? -.\. I the I iw under which till?, sad ?' ?' : th it the potfitS .... ? b) counpel on both .??M?? had been submitted - ;.airin 11 srgumenta He contln ? ?' turi Is of the opinion that there is no appeal . I'nlted State? .' uri and that th?pre are no ? ...o-:..\ ;? even! the Court gasi . tei e U. enter' iln no ? ? ibt as to our : ?. md we think :t our duty to obey. ... 1er a warrant to Is u'.u len if .-;:ticr Sing Prison , th? pr ???:?.-!? at the bar t> he electrocuted 1 ini >r the week commencing Monday, July I. , ?,. ,? ? is pronounced si 1:40 o'clock. Buchanan ? ? the sentence silently and calmly. \# be ,,;;? ,.f th- courtroom he siw a dark-?tyod woman standing near th?? doorway. There ? a look of recognition between the two, and Hu .?m asked her to come Into the attorneys' r.vcn ?? him This she wus .:.' ned to d.i. but ad? mit?an S . i? . ? 1 t" !..?!" Sh- . 1-.-lit.,? 1 to ftVS ,i, Buchanan was taken back to Ring .->ing ? ?.. , -, ,. k train. - - ? - ?BIS BUBOI.AB IMI'IDYS TORTURE. WITH ?????? MATCHES APPLIED TO Rnj ? , , ,r THE '? ICTIM W M IDE TO ?;????: ?' ms MONET. Kingston, N. V May 17 About 1 a. m. a burglar entered tin? room of John Harrington, a tobaoeootst, uhi 1.1.1res ?.\.?? h'.s store on The Stian.I. After ?...?m,; l.im nearly Insensible and tying* his hands und feet, in- placed lighted matehea against Har . lefl foot, demanding 'hat the pin?.? where hi money wa kept i*> rev? ale 1. Harrington'? f??"t was burned to a blister, and he wai terribly hurt on the forehead. The burglar ? ? iwo che ks one for B.600 and the ether for railroad order for ?'?- and f.'< ? t? ?ash. ? fello? nini, ?? O'Itellly hai be?? arrested ?m eus l'i?.? _^_,_ St) REPLI VIT FBOM His KOBLM ??????. IRJtlAOB OP HUM? BHOLTO POPOLAI TO ijo ; \ ADDIS DEPENDg UPON TMK MARQtrnra odnsbet. Ban ??m.'?.". May H, Lord Sbotto Douglas who in. no? publicly announced his conditional eagagei ? t to I?? il 't.. Ad !.;. tl-? music hall song ani dance art It, Is awaiting with Inipatience the reply to his epistle addressed to his father, the Marquis ut Queenpberry, askinii for permlaatoa to marry the lady, I!.? told his fr?en Is last Bight of hie flrit meet? ing With Miss Addis, saying that it was a cape of 1.,v.? at first Sight, and ihat after that he went back '?oli ?v.nlng t?> the theatre where she was playing Lord Douglas says that as sikhi as he Is ? to Miss Addis h,? win leave this country ani gel soin ? place under the British finii, as he does not like American? or American way? l'In? Addis airi opens an ???????-p?p?? at u musi?? hall here to-morrow desplts tas pretests of her uo? pi,? n it?.???. ? -?? tar hi:a \r sa //..<? ron UtK?. Townsend, Wash., May 2'.- The Port Townsend, Wash., May ft.. The I'nlted States cutter tirant, the last of the BehrltiK Sea fleet tO go Berth, sail?? I this BSSesjBSg, She Is bound for Sttka, Where ?he will raport for detail to Cap lain Hooper, commanding the Revenue sgnadraa. Slu? Is detailed this ,.??.?.?.?. ??. protect the seals. Upon her r?turn It in expected the ??rant will be il-talled on Hervir? al?n? the Southern California boundary, suppressing Mexican amugggllng, with ina.l'iu.irtei'ij at Han 1)1?>m. TT IS EX-CHIEF BYRNES NOW. IILAD OF THE FORCE RETIRED THI BOARD'S ACTION TAKEN ON HIS OWN APPLICATION. inspector con'mn DBTAILBD ?* acting ?t??e?? AM) several CAPTAINg MAM ACTIM in? spectors -captain nnnotJOCiO retired. BOT CAPTAIN EAKIns's APPUCATJOM denied, a? CRAsWajj ark to ? PRBPERStBD AOADfgT HIM-A BKJ l'AVS WORK BY THE POUCS commissioners. Thomas Byrnes, the most famous Thief of Po* lice New-York ever has had, was retired yesrerv. day afternoon upon an annual pension of $3.000. Ills retirement was upon his own application, ani, ? go far as the oui. ini record shows. It was entirely voluntary, hut it was known to everybo?f at tho Central Otflce that In applying for retirement ha had yielded to the desire of the new reform Police Board. There were many at Police Headquarter? who deeply regretted th- departure of the Chief, and they gave f.e> ?!|H?<eloil to their feeling when they shook hi* hand before he walked out Of th?? building a private citizen. His retirement caused a sensation In the city. Many ltlzens express.?.1 disappointment and come a fear that his loss of power might embolden crimi? nals and further demoralise the police force. His ?nemlee?and they are many- gave expression to their delight. As nouai, Mr. Byrne? ha ? nothing to fay. He gnpfgnjld to take the change calmly and philosophically, and those wh ? tri-.I to ascer? tain from him the fa ts about his linai talk with the CommbNOonera found hint na Inscrutable ae ever. MR. BYRNES'! APPLICATION. Mr. Byrnes attended to his duties as usual yes? terday morning, and only his closest friends |ri the department kn.-w that he had ConcJodod to yield to the desire of the Commissioners and ap? ply for retirement. Shortly before noon, when the city was darkened by the storm, he went up to the otllce of Commissioner Parker, and sat down with him for an hour's teeret talk. Ommisaiont?rt E7C-CHIRF THOMAS BYRN'ES. Roosevelt. Andrews and Orar.t met in the Board? room and transacted some routine business while the conversation In Mr. Parker's rom waa still in progress. About 1 p. m. Mr. Parker Joined his colleagues. He had in his hand the application of Chief Byrnes for retirement, and when he was in his seat be said: Some time after the appointment of this Board, and consequently after I came into odloe, the Chief of Police, probably because of former official ac? quaintance with me, toll me privately that If at Kii> t::ne tue lnt?r.-.-ts ..f the force In which he hi 1 served for almost a lifetime, and In which be h i4 risen :'r..m th? lowest to the highest rank. ahou? In the opinion of the Board be Bervi l better by hla nent than by his c intlnued presence In It, he wo il I n.?Idi r it bla duty to hand in hi? application for retirement. H?? baa stated that to me not upon one acca Ion alone, but upon severa.. In conformity with that statement, and In th? spirit In which he made It. h? handed to ma thia morning his application for retirement. Since this :?: ard .une into office there have been many state? nta attributed to the numbers of the Board h, M far a? they were quote I. were without authorisation Under all the?? statements, the Chief, m far a.? this Board knows, has remained s.i.-nt, as was in the line of his duty to do. He requested me to add that if th?- experience ar 1 ilred by him In his long service should, in the .pinion of the Board or of any of its members, be ?nought useful in the administration or elevation ^t the Department, he will ten i : hla all gladly ani Joyfully. Tin: BOARO rv.wiMors. Major Kipp, the chief clerk, took the paper from Commissioner Park? r and said: "The question Is upon the retirement of Thom? as Byrne? on a penatoti of ?,?? a year." Preetdont Roosevelt voted ?? lOOd "aye," and the other three Commissioners f, IIowed his ex? ample. The Board then went Into secret session, and the ex-Chief joined th? Commissioners In the Hoard room. Ex-Chief Byrne? remained In the Board room half an h ur. After shaking hands with the Commtaalonera and bidding them g o ?by, he then went downstairs on the elevator and passed into the Detective Bureau, whore g number of the de? tectives who had served under him for year? were gathered to bid h I in farewell. The ex Chief was asked if he had anything to say. but shook his head In the manner peculiar to him when he has much be COttl 1 any. "I have no statement to make," he said, in a determined wa\ "If any statement is to be made let them make It," lie added, ? xlding his head in the di? rect i ti of the Hoard room. com.I? DBTAILBD .\s ACTING CRISP. After Mf Byrne? areni d ?wnetatra inspector Conila waa summoned before the Commissioners. At 2 o'clock the Commissioners again threw open the d ors Of the Board r.? and announced that Inspector Conlln was detail..! Acting Chief of Poll?'?, and that Captain Cortright, of tho Bldrldge-at. station; Captain Brooha, of the Hast ?rne-hundred-nnd-tvrent)-sixth st. station, anJ Captain MeCullagh. of th?? West Thirfj.-sov. nth st. station, had been detailed as acting In? spector^. The three captains were relieved of precinct duty and ordered at one? to report to Acting Chi. f Conlln. Conlln will assign each to th" command of an Inspect!, ? district. The Commissioners retired Detective ftergeantg Timothy ti.dden and Michael Crowley on pen? sion? Of $1,000 a year. Police Surgeon John II. Porn was also retired on a pension of $1.50) a year. MOW POLXCI CIVIL ?AVICI BOARD. The Hoard also appointed Inspector Conlln and Captains Cortright. Hrooks. afcCnllOgh and Smith. Of the Kast Twenty-second-at. statiin, aa a Police Civil Service Board. The Board then took a recess tlli 6 o'clock. The Commissioners refused to have anything to any about Mr. Byrnes'! retirement. They ion tented themselves with referring to the statement made by Mr. Parker at the meeting, and added that there was nothing more to be said. THI?: kx-i'HIKF SAYS OOODaTT. The ex-Chief stayed at Headquarters until late in the afternoon, packing up his effects and what personal property he had in his office. He said he would be around lor a day or two to straighten rut some matters left over. All the afternoon he was kept busy meeting persons who came to wl.sh hlni goodby. Every one pressed his hand warmly and had a kind word to say. " The pillee officer? doing duty at Headquarters, and especially the men In the Chief? office and Detective Bureau?