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NEW YORK, THURSDAY. DECEMBER 13. 1888. PRICE TWO CENTS, i I OFF AT LAST FOR HATH. I H OSE OF THE WAR SHIPS STICKS MS ! H THE MUD for HOURS. I fM The Oalenn limited Into Deep IVnter by HI Tint", nnd, Followed by tbe Ynnllc. Hhn Al Nulla Down the Ifnrhor Amid Cheerlnp; HJ and the Illotvln. or WhtMlm-A Report that llaytl la I'repared to Fight. B ltenr Admiral Luco ent In tlio comfortable fl cabinet the Onlona on Tuesday evening and H remarked thnt it would tnko moro than rough H weather to prevent the Gntona from sailing on the morrow at the hour net. The Admiral was right It wasn't tho weather. Mud did It. Small as the Haytlan navy I. It Is doubtful If j oneof Itsvossels evor presented a mora pltla M ble spectacle than did ths United titatos man Bj of-war Onlena during four hours yosterdar. MB Kor this period tho onglnos of tho Onlona, ald H ad at different times by tho tugs Fortune, Ca H talpa, and Nina, failed to move tho ship moro HI than twenty foot, in spite of tho fact that ths I Captain and officers of tho Onlena wero aldod by tho ndvlco of so distinguished n naval officer as Admiral Luce. It Is true tbut tho dredgers used nt the nnvy yard should haro been put to work sufficiently often to at least provide n ship with wator enough to leave Its Its dock In, but It Is also certain that Capt. Bumnershould hnvo known oxaetly what depth of water ho mlcht oxpoct to And beforo start ing his enelno. This precaution, however, was neglected, and a tow revolutions of the propel ler's wheel wore sufficient to land tho Galena lgnomtnlouBly In a mud bank. At 6 o'clock yestorday morning Admiral Luco sent a messenger aboard tho Galena to learn If the ship had etoara up. Capt. Sumner returned word that he was nil ready to start. At 8 o'clock the officer woro sitting ovor their breakfast cheerfully discussing thotr coming vopago and the latest ordor from Secretary Whitney that no newspaper correspondents be allowed on board. Ton o'olock, the hour sot for salllnc. pasted and still tbe Admiral had not arrived. At 10K he came aboard with Lieut. Aleiandor Sharp, a member of bis staff, who will sot as tho Admiral's aid on this voynge. Lieut, Sharp is a nephew of the late Goo. Grant. Mr. Morse, a representative of tho Bos ton owners of tho llaytiou ilepubllc, was tho only pnsseneer. Just before tho time set for sailing, Lieut ,W. O. Sliarrer. tho Galena's navigator, -wbb do tacnnd from duty, and Lieut. Y. O. Harnett of the Richmond was detailed to take his place. Lieut. Sharrer's terra of Bonrlco at sen expires . within a month, and tho change was made on I that account, although he did not ask to be domehed irom duty. At 10:0 the order to cot tindor wav was given, and when tho ship's mull had been consigned to the care of Thk Suit reportor. the lines wero cast off. and tho gancr plane was hauled in. l'or a few seconds tha steamer's propeller j lashed tho qi'iet waters Into a dirty loam, and Mf the galllnt ship forsod ahead on nor mission W to ujilioid.tlie dignity or tho United States. Iliut slm didn't do much in tho dignity line alter sue bad cone twenty feet, for thon cnino the inglorious plunge lntottio mud. In vain first Oflicor T.H. ltceder shouted loud com mands through his trumpet from tho shin's brldgo. In vain wore Cnpt. Sumner's ordors. Tbe ship wouldn't budge. Whatever the state of nilud of tho, Haytlans may be when they sue the 'Galena. It is certain that tho mud didn't care what the calibre of her guns might he. and remained master of tho situation. Mean time, while the port side of her bow rested on n m nd heap, tho Galena's stern swung around, and before any fondors could be Inter posed to present it her stern came with crush ing force against the end of the solid dock, mashinc a torpedo boom that was lashed to her side as it it liad been a reed instead of a spar nearly as thick as a telegraph pole. It was a narrow escape for tho cabin that juts out from the storn. for had that portlou of the ship hit the dock tho consequencos would have h been most serious. Freed from' tnls predion- ment; the Galena swung astora and camo wltbia a few feet of crashing into a couple of barffOB lying near her. -Such bargee nave proved a terror to our navy before ibis, and that a collision with them was avoided was a soured Of BreatBntbiJatloo" 3. - At last hawsers wero got out ami bpnoantof them the ship was held in a position where she could do bersolf no further harm. During all this hubbub Admiral Luce did not put in an appearance on tho brldgo irom which Capt Humner and Lieutenant Iteodor wero giving their oommands. After a brlof consultation another effort was made to pot the cruiser clear with the aid of a tug. This attempt was unsuccessful, as were further tactics tried with other tug. Mean time every ono on board seemed to bo trying to tellevoryono else whnt not to do.-Then all hands would unito in doing it The jib was set and later Uie spanker, but even with tho stiff breeze blowing tlieso sails could not help tho sliln out of her predicament i Huslly.it was discovered that thore was only about fourteen foot of water off the port bow. while the Galena drawB sixteen feot nndnn Inch of v.nter forward, nnd eighteen feet two inches aft It wns then determined to wait until the tide should ri-o high enough to float the steamer put of the mud. In which, by this , . time, both the bow and stern rested. Siguols TJ were then mdo to tho Vantlc which had only B moved forward a short distance, to wait whore I slio was until tho Galena got under way. Meantime tho signal for diunor was hoisted on 1 board both a ilnu I At 3:10, by dint of bnrd work and tho aslst- an co of a tug, the Galena maniiged to moe I ahead a little. Ivven thon her progress win I slow, because .the Chicngo Iny oft Ikt starboard Dow eryclofe to hor. and the Boston was just opposite tho Chicngo on tho other Hido of tho basin. Tho dlMance botneen those new cruisers was a vory nurrow ono, nnd tho Ga lena had to pick hr way with caro. Tho ofll cer i and ciews uf both tho Chicago and the Lostonlmd wntrhed with interest the efforts made to get the flagship of tho North Atlantic snusdronoutof the mud. When the Galena, still aceomiuuifod by tho tug. passed the Bos- Vi ton. a double llle of marines was drawn up on tri" tatter's quarter deck aud a salute was played by a drum and life corps, while the ma rines presented arras nnd the officers on the bridge raised their caps. On the Klchmund marines were similarly drawn up, and tho band pluyod martial strains, while the crew cheernd tho Galena n she passed. As tho (miser bound for linyti ap prpn;!ied tho bridge, scorns of steam cralt saluted her with n Miries of loud whistles. The piiM-agp. undiir Uie bridge wns made success lully, tho Galena's topgullaut masts having been carefully lowored to avoid accidents. Men wore, however, stationed at o.ich mast head In cm of rmert'cncy. The brlduo wnsreached at 3.1U. una llio cruiser presented nn imposing MWit that iinon attracted cmwds of spectntors on the foutWdys. Tho, Vuntlo followed about ten minutes behind the flagship. Below the I, bridge the salutes from stenm whistles were redoubled, and now nnd then the crow ofo PV? . ,5.'?,lJJ0.t "' nTry enough to oheor. Jlno, nud the antlu fol owed twenty minutes later, uud at5:10 tbey cleared tho bar. ""uuw" HXIALT. NKWH rilOiZ UATTI. TheVluMbrl Bnnc" No TI4tnea-Thn Alert's WurllUc C'ai-co-Conaul Baaaett Renoved. Tho Atlas lino steamer Claribel, from Ja- maloa. arrivod at Quarantine at fi o'clock yes terday morning, bhe got to Pier 18 North Illver at about 3 o'clock. She brought no defln ite news and no mail from Itaytl. Capt Cllnskel sajs be was at Kingston Dee. 2, and that the Bells, formerly known as tbe Blsson, asteamorot the Itoyal Mall Packet lino, left for rort-au-Prlnco shortly berore his arrival, and was said to liuve been purchased' by Legitime. Hor regular Captain aud crew went with her. She was built in Glasgow in 1871, and is 231 foet long, 28 feet ! beam, uud of 1.03S tons burden. She once ran between .Vew York, Jamulca, and Asplnwall, and later between Kingston, Port-au-Prince, and Havana. She would inakta line ship for Legitime, according to Capt Cllnskel, It was also reported nt Kingston that n German steamer had been sunk offGonalrea. Thur etory probably relates to the German steamer Cremon, .that ran Into Port-au-Prince with a hole In her bow. as described in Tub Hun. At the Haytlan Consulate It was stated yes terday that tho steamor Alert bad just cleared lorlurtgua with n largo caro of provisions and munitions of wnr.in board. They claimed lu..t Lord .VAusllii two tho agents for tho "araci. iitid stnto that Cimiler.iiigiie. the arch i'l'olfioin I'oitdj. Pnlx.M-ont with tho Aluit. According to (i.u. Cuntrorns. lunguu isnoth 7 l!,,8b,"ttt '" fimall Island between Cuba and i tleyn;n?t,t!i.IDW 'nbnbltants, who are for forsuVh21J'med'Jould 'aveno use whatever Ul". mi alone needin Obarlemasne or the L arms. The port Is said to have boen n fnvorlto haven forvossels cntrying suppllen to insur gents for many years post At the Consulate tho i-argo Is said to hnvn boon nut on the Alert by Lyon. A Co.. ami the ahlp cleared byF. C. Lllot. Mossrs. Lord Austin were vory indlc nnnt when thoy hoanl that tho Alert had been represented aa belonging to their firm. Mr. Lonltiald: . . "This Is a little too much, Vo have ab solutely nothing to tto with the Alort, nnd know nothing of her cargo. Hhn belongs to a firm in Norway, nnd wo charter! her two years ago. Slnoe our experience with tho Haytlan Ilepub llc wo hnyo made up our minds to have nothing more to do with Hnyti while sho Is In her pres ent condition. Our charter of the Alert ex tiros on I)e. 23, and, rather than lot hor lie idle until that dato, wo turned our chnrter over to, Mr. Lllot. e simply did it to snvo our-i-elvns from loss, and know no more thnn you do of her destination or cargo." Dete.ctlvo John Q. Meelian. who Is In the em ploy of the ilaytlon Consulate, saldf'Thero is no proof that the Alert actually took arms, although I know Charlemagne Is aboard, and Bhe i will of courso proceed to run tho blockado of Port de Palx, While In this city Charle niagno fronuontiy visited the gun stote of Hartley A Graham. 19 Maiden lane. Of course he did that with a purpose" Tiik Sun's statement mnde sorao tlrao ago. thnt Mr.Bassott had been removed, was proved correct vosterday. Mr. Bassett said: " Yes. it Is truothnt 1 am no longer tho Haytlan Consul. 1 hnyo Just received my papers announcing that fact, but I cannot sco how It can ho n mat tor of nny publlo Interost. I bnvo nothing to sny in tho cbbo except thnt tho stutcmont thnt I havoer Bympathfrod with tho Insurgonts Is posit voir false. I have always sorvod tho Havtian Govornment faithfully.'1 Noarly all the merchants doing business with Haytl express rogrot thnt Mr. Bassett has been withdrawn. It is nddpd that Legitime will hardly be likely to nsk tho United States to recognize a now Consul hero after Cleveland's assertion in his mossage that there is no Gov ernment in Hnyti. This Is said to be tho roal reason of Mr. Basset's removal. In 1B74. while Mr. Hosett was the United States Minister to Ifaytl. a revolution was stnrtod against the iTcsident of the island. Boisgrand Canal, now n great man undor Legitime, wag Idontlllod with the Jnsurcentfl and was In the greatest poril of his life. For n month Mr. Bassett concealed him from his enemies nt the consulate and eventu ally savod Ids life. SInco thnt time Mr. Bassett hns incurred Gen. Canal's oumlty, nnd this fact is supposed to account largely for Mr. Basse tt's present position alter nine years of faithful service. The fact thnt Mr. Bassett Is not a Haytlan. but nn American clUzen, has" also militated against him. HAYTI WANTS TO FIOUT. JVrmi Uie rhtlmUlphla Iticont. That veteran sea dog. Bear-Admiral Luce, may get uwarm reception on his arrival. Buch. at least Is the threat conveyed in Le Mnnitttir, the official journal of tho Hnytfan Itopubllc. copies of which wero recehed hero yesterday by Consul Andrew Inox, bringing news of tho insurrection ut to Nov. 25, and containing the addresses of Gen. V. D. Legitime, the now Tresidont of the republic, beforohls Council in the so-called palace at Poit-au-I'rlncn. The tone of tho address wns dccldodly bel ligerent Tho most Important event of tho first month ot his administration, the General ;aid, had heen the selzuro of the steamship Haytlan Republic and tho capture of Capt t'ompton, its master, now under tho guns of the forts nt Port-au-Prlnco, and the taking of the lnsurgont ports of Mlrngonno nnd Jacmel. After referring to the fact that advices, had been received from Washington that thoro might be trouble with the United States over the seizure ot the Hnytian Ilepubllc. which is on American vessel. Gen. Legitime camo right down to business. ' I hereby order." the nddress rends, " that all gunboats having charge of the blockade con centrate In Port-nu-1'rinco harbor without loss of time, nnd that they double their crews and exert extra vlgilnnce thnt no landing may bo made. Ammunition and coal will be put on board nt once." . Nearly tho entire Haytlan navy was in tho harbor of Port-au-Princo on Nov. 22 ready to receive nny too Inauisltive American vessel. Thp Boot consisted of the flagship Dessalincs. which Philadelphlans will remember as the Lthol. formerly tho property of Warner A- Mer rltt and the frlgatos St. Michael, 1804. and 224 December. The last three are steel vessels of 000 tons displacement each, built In Franco, and armed with some heavy guns nnd a num ber of rapld-flrtng, machine guns of the host American and English makers. Tho Dessallnes was built by Neafle & Levy of this city, nnd was In the fruit business before she was sold to the Ilaytfans. lJUonitmr states thflUGen. Legitime was much annoyod over the non-arrival of anotber frigate, tno Toussnirrt LOnvertnre. said to be" ths-bMt in-tho-navy. which wns reported to nave been sunk In n colllMon with a Germnn steamship, tho Cremon, while the lntter was attempting to run the blockadoat Jacmel. Tho master of the Cremon. who succeeded in mak ing a landing, said that the Hnytfan vostel had gone down. A German man-of-war will prob ably bo sent to Port-au-Prince to look into the case of the Cremon. the iiiiimixaiiAM tuaokdies. Had or the Inqueat on the Mnrdera which Provoked the Futul Attack on the Jail. BntMiNonAM, Dec. 12 There woro two very important devoloDmonts to-day In con nection with tho Hawes murders and the trag edy of Saturday nlcht Tho jury of innuest In the Hawes enso resumed Its session to-day, and nt about 1 P. M, returned the following ver dicts: We. the Jurj, rtcr an Inspection of thp body of tha deceased and henrlne of the trttlmony, fled that the same of the doceaiad wai Einmn llnwei. wife ot K. K. Hawes, and that 'e cims to herdMthou Sitnrday lilitht, Dee. 1, 1SSS, from the effects of a wound In the head Inflicted by E. It Hawes. her hmuiiid, and Ihit the Bald kllllnir waa unlawfully done. We. the Jury, fur ther find (hut I'auule llryant and Albert Patterson were acceworlei to the crime We, the Jury, alter an Inspection of the body of the de ceased and hearing the testimony, find that the name of the deceased was May Hawes. and that sbi was kil ed nn Monday n'g it. Deo. :i, 18-8. at Kas: I. alto by her fatl.er. and that auch killing; wsi unlawfully done A reportor visited Hnwos In his cell, and in formed him ot tbe verdict of the jury. "I expected It" ho said. "People ore all against me now, nnd I'vo had no chance to do anything, but I am innocont" " How are you feeling?" " Mighty bad. mighty bad, of course." was his reply. His voioe was steady, andhe looked squarely in the eyes of tho reportor. Hawes has lost color since bis Incarceration, and cars is plainly written on every line ot his face. Nonervous noss Is apparont Tho man has Iron nerves, "You novo made no confession '" "No, I hnvo not confessed anything, nnd 1 will not muko any confession. I have nothing to confess." " Have you anything you wish to say V " Yos; I want ngaln to aver my innocence." "You must oxplaln mnnythlngs to have any body bollevo your claim of lnnocomo. You must show where you left your daughter May on Monday night, and with whom. Can you explain?" "I cannot talk. My lawyers toll mo not to say a word." Then you need not." "But I want to say ono thing." said Hawes. with tremulous earnestnoss. I believe that something will ir.insplre which will show my Innocence. I believe it and tell tho world tor JIl" A MUUUVU It. Hawes stopped short, smokod vigorously at his nearly extinguished cigar, and glaiod llrrcely at the reporter. His eyes had a des perate, even a demoniacal, stare as he repeat ed : " I believe it ; I believe It." News comes from Columbus, Miss,, to-night ot the finding of another link in the chain of circumstantial evidence against Hawes. Wheu he wont over to marry Miss Story, ho went to a barber shop on his arrival to take a bath and change his underclothing. He left at the shop his soiled clothing in a bundle, which he said he would call tor later. To-day this bundlo of clothing was opened, nnd blood stains were found on the clothes. It soems they had been made by blood soaking through his outor gar ments. This evening two more warrants charging Sheriff Smith with murdor were sworn out Ho was arretted, unci is again a prisoner. His friends muiouncu that they uie ready to mnko any number of bonds for him. But this tiuiu the proocutlon will Insist on his being held without ball, pending au investigation, and ar cument will he heard to-morrow. The Coroner's jury to Investigate the shoot lug baturday night met to-day. and after a long discussion of tbe question of allowing re porters to hear the evidence, adjourned until 9 A. tl. to-morrow, without having examined a slnrle witness. The reporters will get tho evldenoo. Fos- the Rlehneud County ChaniBleaHlilp, Patrlok J. Ring, a butcher of New Brighton, C. I.. ud Tuer Srerelon. a West Xew Hrlshton llijuor dealer, wreuled In Parabola Halt at Xew Brlrhtun. mi Vuts.lay ultrlit. for IU) aside and the inlrtdle-welrl.t clmuii'innshiu of r.lrlimoml county. P. O'llonu'lt of Ihls thy lerrree. Hie oondllluna of Hie match called forth but twnbouiaout or ilipe at collar aud-elbow. " ll";r 'ionieslaut wore an harness, aim aasl'y rained the ilrsi tall In four minutes, lie also won the aecoad bout and lb match or tnrotrlnir Brereton aula ,?,"5JttaBU?. a,bn"of 'red Shaw f ihlsctty liar. fllJ.wJ0."!?.1 ,ln-ed ttlnr I a raatck upon similar JJ.'.Kh'.hI.' I""-. "" accepted the cbalJeai and potted lb DDy yesterday, V; s DEATH OF CHIEF C0L0R0W. XUE TBJtnoit OF COLORADO BBTTLRBS IS JIARULEttS AX LAST. lie Dlea Telling or Ilia lVroca-A Brave Indian and n Oi-ent Thief-He noted the IVhltea nnd He J.ored Fire Water. Denver, Dec. 12OId Colorow, tho White Rivor chief, died at his camp near tho mouth of White Blvor, a few miles, above Ouray In dian ageney, yosterday of pneumonia. Col orow has been under tho military sur velllanoo of this post since the conference of Gen. Croek with Gov. Adams at Meeker, in September, 16S7, Since that time the whereabouts ot the old man have been known at all times to thecommandorot this post Since tho attack upon his camp, noar Meeker, by Sheriff Kendall beliasnover passed oast of tho reservation lino, and has always accused the settlers of White Illver of hypocrisy and betrayal Ho bad n passion ato regard for Whlto Blvor, and whon driven to the reservation placod his peoplo on that stream only a few miles above the nconcy. Colorow has beon feeble for some months, and he obtained permission to go with a tow ot his followers to the mountains south of tho post during tho summer months, to try the effect ot the cool ntmosphoro of a higher altitude. A few days ago It was announced thnt he was vory sick, nnd the physician at Uurav was sent for to attend him. Ho soon saw thnt pneumonia had fasten od upon him, nnd so told the old chlol's friends. Groat consternation was at onco apparent The squaws ot hie tribe stole off to tho willows on tho river banks, out their hair, and othsrwlso gavo vont to their grief at tho approaching domiso of tho great chieftain. When visited by an Interpreter and asked if be wanted to tnlk beforo dying, the old fallow at first thoughtfully shook his head, but fol lowed by saying be had been wrongod and per secuted by the whites, und that some of his own peoplo, the Whlto lltvor Utos, had talked two ways, meaning they had decoived him. Upon being questioned regarding tho report he had caused to bo sent to tho department at Washing ton relating to his losses.he said with ono excep tion his claims woro true. Ho has always al lowod tho impression to prevail that somo of his followers wero killed at Bangely, but upon his death ho denied this stntoment He said none was killed, but he wanted tho Govorn ment to think eo, bellovlng thereby to gain sympathy nnd a settlement of his losses. Ho admlttod that the two Indians whom Kendall tried to arrest stole the horses, but ho had offered to lot the whites whoso borsos had been stolen select any two horses out of his band to satisfy them. This offer was refused. Just a fow minutes before tho old chief diod ho called Gus. his son. to him, und asked to be taken out to the bank of the White Illver. where he was laid on his blankot and died among tho willows of tho stream upon which ho had passed tho mast of his tears. Immediately after bis death; as Is the cus tom, some of the younger members of the band mounted ponies and rodo to the ranges, whero thirty or forty ot tho best horses worn shot, tho Indian belief being that the spirits of the horsos nceompnny the spirit of the chief to the happy hunting grounas. Preparations nro being mndo for the burial, which will toko place this afternoon. The agency prepared the grave, which was mado large enough to contain the body and a quantity of blanketH. provisions, nnd other ar ticles for use in the future, which aro supposed by the Utes to be absolutely essential for tbe pence nnd comfort of their dead. The Uintah Utes aro now coming by fnmllies to attend tho obsequlos. and the outlook promises tho Inrgest Indian burial ever ac corded a member of any tribe. As a chief ho was looked upon by all Utes with groat pride and Intorest and has probably reached greater distinction than any other ehlef ot the cele brated tribes. For many years he hns been the terror of Colorado settlors, and a menace to the peace fnl settlement of the Western Beserve, He Qmt cjvme tntnprprnlnenco through the Meeker massacre in lertO. He was a lawless nomad, who resisted all the efforts of civilization. The White lliver country tin always called "my country," nnd when It was thrown opon to settlement be made lifo n burden to the hardy pioneers. He possessed much bravery, nnd by frequent association with whito men had acquired a knowledge of tho pale face's charactsr. which he frequently used to his own advantage. Ho was never friendly with the Government or Its agents, jet nouto eyer drew his annuity money with such momptness and regularity as Colorow, Whon tho troaty of 1H7!) was made with the White Itiv or Utes whereby thoy wero to be re moved to tbe Uintah reservation. Colorow strenuously opposed it, and always asserted that his name had been forgod to the treaty. When his tribe was moved to the reservation Colorow desertod and wont down on the While Blvcr. nenr where llangley now stands. He roamed nround the country, making periodical visits to tbe settlers, frightening women nnd children, and quarrelling with tho men. One fenture of these visits was that lie nover returned to tho reservation alone. Some nrtlcle of vnluo to tho settler always wont with him. An Inventory ot personal AlleetAnlwp.VA nhnveeil anmothlno mfanlnir nffAt- a v islt from tho wily old chief. He never aban doned his nniundij way of living. Ills whero nbouts wero a continual source ot anxiety to the agent, and tbe only time ho was positively known to be on the reservation was on dnvs when annuity money was paid out or blankets wcie being Issued. Sinco tho " Cto war" fiasco of Aug. 1887. Col orow has been under military surveillance which chafed him. and added to his usual mr llcess. but. undoubtedly, restrained him from annolngtho peoplo in the White ltlver coun try. He was 7.1 years old. Colorow would'nevor scaro Many timos his camp has beon approached by cowboys, and he hns llstonod lo their threats without mov ing. Some two years ago he was camped near Llk Springs, nnd one evening a party of eleven armed men rode up to his camp and told tho old chief ho would have to move. Ho listened to thorn In silence, and when thoy got through and waited" lor him to reply he deliberately stepped into his tepeo, appeared ngaln with a Winchester, and said he wits ready to bo raovod. It was neodless to Har he was not movod. honuvor In council with other cliloTs he was always harping on the loss of his country, nnd tho truachory of the other Whlto ltlver chiefs. Colorow was a good rlilo shot. Intact, all of the older Indians arc. us a rule, hel tor shots than tho your.gor ones. One time, while spend ing n few days ut Ouray agency, the chiefs and head men bad u llttlo council. All tho other Indians had seemed their rations, und ono largo steer romnlned in the' oorrall for distribution among the chiefs. Tho question ot who should do the shooting camo uii, und it was left to Colorow, bo being the oldest one Erosent The chiefs wont to the corral In n ody. and Colorow. studying the position of the stoer, which was seventy-five yardn distant, took a riflo from the hands of a bystander, and, quicker than a flash, throw the gnu Into posi tion, fired, nnd the nnlmnl dropped dead, struck squnroly betwoen the eyes. "ins irnae in pens ana mrs r.moutodto tbousunds of dollars a yenr. The country was ov errun with outlaws aud outcastsof overy do scrlntlon. and every dopredntlon committed in the way of kil!ingstocfc or stealing was Inld to Colorow uud his followers. The old chief actually thought he was looked upon by the settlers as the rightful owner of the country, as he was humored in this whim by many to avoid tlrosomo talk. He will bo pro li ably be sudceded as chief by his son Gus. who possesses all tho old man's during, but lacks the lawless characteristics ot lusfnther. A Government scout to-night said: . " Colerow was cross, craboed. mean, and al ways had a tremendous 'appetite. Ho was al ways hungry. Ho drank his share ot firewater, too. Now that be has eono no one but his squaws 'and his tribe will mourn, and tho In dian's problem bocomosrt very simple one. If he was still alive nnd a mincer man the Gov ernment would hnto meat trouble, us Cole row's nxlreino ago is all that lias prevented tu Utes from committing many serious depreda tions in recent years." IX VAVOK OF WIDOW ItlLEY. A. Bait Brought Agalaat Her Husband In 1T Decided est x.aat. One of the legacies which the late Sheriff Thomas M. Itlloyof Brooklyn left to his widow, Julia A. Biley, was a replevin BUlt brought by Louis Seldenbscb, a NewYork jeweller, against tho Sheriff in 1879 to recover possession ot 1.000 Komlngton rifles, valued at 57,000. After a litigation extending ovor all these ears, tho suit has been disposed of by a decision of the Court nt Appeals. A Mussaoliusoits ilfie uianufactuier sued boidunbnch for non-fulfilment of it contract uud it was on an attachment issued In the suit that Sheriff itlloy seized the 1.000 rides, which were stored at the navy yard. The Court ot Appeals has affirmed the verdict or tbe lower courts, which was in favor of Mrs. Illley as ad ministratrix cf the estate ot ber husband. i tWRDEBED UlS MISTRESS. A Brooklyn Negro TTrnucht Up to Fnry In ss Quarrel. Azarinh Hamilton Wriffht, ancarro painter, aged 38, murdered his mistress, Laura Dixon, aged 33. last night on the top floor of the two story framo house. 803 Hudson avenue, Brook lyn, where they had beon living for somo time. Ho orushod In ber skull with nn axo. The woman died nlmbst instantly. Jealousy was tha cause, Wright was born in Norfolk, Vn., and ho has lived In Brooklyn for eighteen years. He bad a wlfo and eleven children. Ills wife and sis of his ohlldren nro still living, but n couple ot years ago ho do serted thorn nnd took up Laura Dixon, a widow with two children. Lottie, agod IS, and Georgi ans, 12. Four months ngo ha moved with the widow nnd ber two children to the Hudson avenue house. Since then quarrels hare been frequont each bblng joalous ot tha other. A lew days ngo Wright rocolved a letter fiom John Col lins, another negro. In which be profossed to lovo the Widow Dixon moredeeply than Wright and said ho wns father ot the girl Qeorglnnu. He also said that although Wright might con tinue to Ilvo with Mrs. Dixon, ho, Collins, would lovo hor to the last Wright was greatly af feoUd by tho letter, nhlon.ne read to bis mis tress, and it Is said he threatened to kill hor if be found sho had anything, to do with Collins. Wright had boen engaged yestorday in paint ing a houBe in Adelphl street, and he returned to hts rooms lato In the ovenlng. His mistress was not there, and ber nbsunco, tho girl Georglana said, made him ugly. Goorglana hnndod him a postal card which had been left by the postman, nnd be throw it in the stove after rending it. Mrs. Dixon got home about H.'.' o'clock, and when she heard from hor daughter about tho postal card she accused Wright ot corresponding, with other women. Ho said the postal card bad been sent by a man who wantnl him to paint bis bouse. The couple spent hnlf an hour Hi angry bicker ings, and finally Wright beenmo enraged and said they had bottor soparato. Ho proposed that they divide the furniture. Tho woman refused to agreo to this, saying that all tho fur niture belonged to hor. According to the statement of Georglana. Wright at this point locked the door, and, going into tho bedroom, returnod with an axe and began to smash tho turnituio. , , Her mother, sho says, tried to stop him, nnd he tben struok hor on tbe head with the axe, telling ber to tho floor. Wright admits that tbe woman enraged him to such a degroe that ho determined to revenge himself on the furniture, and began to de molish It, nnd that while so engaged the woman's head came in contact wltb the back of the nxe. Dlroctly after the occurrence, Wright loft tho house with the girl, and mooting Detective Slmughuessy. surrendered himself, and wns taken to tho Myrtle avonue station. He had heen away from tho house only a few moments when tho woman was found In a pool of blood on tho floor. She wns unconscious, and died beforo the arrival of the ambulunee surgeon. The fatal blow was in tho front of the head. It is not known whero Wright's wife and children are living, but it is supposed thoy havo left Brooklyn. suot iir a niaun-ATJiAX. I,ODla My era Bobbed and Left for Dead on ss Country Bond. PiiAiNPiEiiD, Dec. 12 While Louis Myors, a farmer living on the road from Sootch Plains to Summit was walking from the latter place about dusk on Bunday evening be was ap proached by a stranger near Pi ko's Woods, who pointed a revolver at him. and, with an oath, demanded his money. Myers shouted for help. Tho place was lonely, nnd his cries for holp were not heard. As be shouted for bolp he grappled with his' assailant nnd, in the struggle, the highwayman shot him. The bullet struck one ot the short lower ribs on tbe left fide, followed It for about six Inches, and then came out and lodged In tbe clothing whero it was afterward found. Myers was rendered unconscious by the shock ot tbe wound. .The. robber after rifling his pockets, left htm. Ths bounded men lay on the ground unconscious- for some time. After be came to he managed to drac him self to his home, and still bolng barely con scious ho did not succeed in telling his family of the cnuso ot his Iniuries until the next day. Dr. ostcott of Scotch Plains declared thnt tho wound would be fatal, owing to the mini's subsequent exortlou nnd exposure. Last night Myers's nnto-mortem state nient was takon. The highwayman wns described as short thickset, and apparently of middle age. Ho woro a dark overcoat, buttoned close to the neck. Myers did not havo muoh money with him when he was robbed. He is about 55 years old. He has been working during the fall at Seeley's paper milK no.tr Scotch Plains. The last rites of tbe Cntholio Church have been ad ministered to him. and bis death Is expected at any time. It Is believed that tho robber Is one of a band of tramps that hns infested Pike's Woods for several months nnd have annoyed tho farmers with petty thefts. 'Squire Debbie, who lives near, hns hnr.ro of the Investigation and the country far nnd near has been scoured for the assailant. Mennwhila every tramp In tbe neigh borhood has disappeared. fOIt THE ALTEBNATISO CV11REXT. The SIedleo.I.ecnl Hocletr Tlilnka It Beat Adapted for Executions. The annual meetlntr of the Medlco-Leffal Bocloty was held In parlor D nt the Fifth Ave nue Hotel Inst evening. The report of tbe committee on tho "best method of executing the law. punishing criminals in capital cases by olectrlcity." came up for discussion. This report has already boen printed In The Sun. The committee recommended that tho alter nating current of electricity, as tho most fatal to life, should be employed in executions. Tbe continuous current, they declared, was not so dangerous. Tho electric light compa nies using tho alternating curront sny thnt this classification is unjust. Thoy neither wnnt their systom to bo branded as the one most fatal to lifo. nor to hnvo It Incur tho odium of being used In executions. The mombersof tiie committeo present at the meeting Inst night indignantly declared that thoy had no Interest In nny cloctrle-llglit companies, and warmly resented whnt they said were insinua tions that thoy had boen partial In their report. The report of tho committee was ndonted finally, without a dissenting veto. The tellers of the annunl election roportod that theso officers had been olectod for the en suing year: President. Clark Jlell. First Vice-President. Dr: W. O. stevenaon: heconJ Vice-President, Dr. W W. God dine;: Secretary. Allert llacb: Assistant Secretary. Dr. Frank II. Ingram; Corresiondliiihcrtary, Horlti F.l llnaeri Treasurer, K W. Chamberlain; Ubrarlan, Dr. Char.es t. Mlllman; Assistant Librarian Iieuno Loewyi Curator and Pathologist, Dr. I'mJtrlck Peterson; Chem ist. Dr. O. a. Daremua. After the mooting the, society had its annual dinner at the rooms of tbe Palette Club in West Twenty-fourth street A Hitch In the Creedmbor Transfer. Tbe National Rifle Association's Executive Commutes met in Temple Court yesterday. Cen. Win gate, den. Waodward, and Cast, Johns. Sbepard re ported an amended bill prorldlnr for tbe conveyance of the association's batldlnrt and jrrsnt at Croedmoor to the State for tha use of the National Guard. The only reservation waa that the us of tn rrnunde should be permitted for ten dsya In th fallnt each rfor tho annual target practice of th National Rln Associa tion. Home of lb eointnltte wanted a day set apart each week for the us f th cround by tb association. It waa finally axrroed to re fer the bill back to th committee with power to amend It to meet tha wishes of the members, aud to report the Mil to the Legislature Th renerra tlonofoiie day each week will probably lie asked for. The question has excited some feeling endltleasld that It may eause a split In the National llld Association. Coocmi Outor the Ilnrlera Ileraocrtlo Club, Tho Harlem Democratic- Club olectod thirty new member last ulrbt. One was Comptroller Theo dore W, Myers. The Executive Committee reported that James. J. Coogan bad resifnsd. Mr. Ceojran bad been Informed that he ralfhtrethrn r stand trial on diaries of supporting th Republican tloket while b waa toe Uultea Labor party'a candidal for Mayor On Saturday nlibt the Kxecmrr Committee will try Cyrus U ttuUberier tor not lupportlna Uor. II III and P. B. Bchnofff. for paradlnc wltb a llanlaon and Morton banner. f Obltuarr. Andrew J. Thompson, formerly Police Jus tice cf Hyracuse, died on Tuesday, aged to year Henry O. Peck, a prominent merchant of Mexico. N, V loll dead while Qllendluz servlr In the Mellindhl rptsrnpsl Church on Sunday evenlnir. Do vtaa aleitd. fiiir member "I " Itepub lean iartyahdwasCoai.tr treasurer lor number nf jear. Mr. Walter Blandish of Hie James II. Walliok Cam. 8 any. playlnr at tba Urand Opera House In lloettn, topped dead yesterday moraine from bear! disease. Boyed Bakt as JTo waer. Abseln tJy rare, For twenty-tiro yean tbe standard, Atfei, A' MOTHER'S INSANE ACT. tins. scnuiDT jumps fjioma irzynoir triTH UEU fi A HIES lit It Kit ARMS. One or her Children Killed by the Fall Down an rievitor Hhnl stnel the Other Illea In the Hoanllal-The Mother Mortally Hurt, John Bchmltt of tho fourth floor, back, apartment on the west side ot the five-story double brick flat nt 43 East Bovcnty-slxth streot Is a good-looking, well-dressed Teuton of nomo 30 years, well-mnnnored, Intelligent, Industrious, and comothing of nn artist In his line of business. He paints on glass, doing simply dccoratlvo work or making a portrait, ns his employer, Otto Stltz of the Bowery nnd Broomo streot, may require. Homo nine years ngo ho married a pretty girl of Stuttgart, Gormnny. Within a year or so niter their woddlng she boro him a son. About five years ago thoy left tho llttlo boy with the father's father in Stuttgart nnd came to this country. Bomowhat moro than six months ago they moved Into the East Seventy-sixth street house. There are only throo rooms In Each flat, but thoy aro big enough for tho oung married folks who havo taken possession ot the building, and tho sitting room, kitchen, and bed chamber that the Schmltts hnd woro plenty for thorn and their two babies. They woro lntorostlng chlldron, theso two, Jennie, a throo-year old, and Emily, a baby of just one year. Jennie was light-haired and blue eyed, and, though tho mother wouldn't let her wander around, the neighbors all llkod the little child. Tho baby, Emily, was a smaller edition of her sister. The mother gave all her time to them and other bouBOWork. She was a qulot woman, with a low voice and a shy, distant mnnnor that kept her apart from hor neighbors. Yesterday afternoon tho fathor came homo early. Tho folk had somothlng for dinner, and then the wife got ready to finish somo washing of clothes. ?The chlldron woro play ing around in tha bodroom, and every once in n while crawling out through tho kitchen to the oittintr-room that looks out on the yard. Mr. bchmltt sat In this room reading by a winj dow. Not long ago ho hnd finished H paint ing Jon glass of Prince Bismarck. It hung on the wall not fnr Irom the mantel piece whero there stood somo other work un finished and a picture of tho Mndonna and her child. The man hnd some of his tools at tho house and ho busied himself with his plo turos just a little besides rending. It was n little after 1 P. M. whon Mr. Bohmitt hnd ronchedhnme nnd he had boen thoro some three hours when suddenly tho voice of his elder child Jenny rang out a shriek ot " Mam mal mammal" Only a minute beforo tho young one had been laughing nnd having a great time with her baby slstor. Mr. Bchmltt wns startled by tho shriek. Ho jumped from tho sitting room through the kitohen and into tho bodroom. The ono window there connects with the light shaft, and was open. He looked out, nnd down the distance of fifty feot ho saw on the stone pavement ot the light shaft the bodies of his wife and his two children. Tho man rushed out of the hall and plunged down stairs, nnd shouted at the people who from ovory door wero hurrying to the first-story corridor. Thore Is n toll apartmont house on the lot west ot the Schmltt house, and tho shaft foralr nnd light between tho two buildings is not moro than live feet wide. Within a minute after it happened tho peoplo all know thnt thore bail been an necldont or something worso. The children ran frightenod to the streot, and presently a crowd blocked the side walk and stood out into the wagon wny. Mrs. Annie Nbleuslnn of tho first floorhnstened with Mr. Schmltt nnd some other tenants to tho cellar and opened the window thore. Thoy crwled out to the pavement of tho shnft and found the mother nnd the children as thoy hnd fallon. Tho mother was half on her back and side, with ber arms outstrotched nud her eyes rolling up toward tho narrow piece of sky above the nigh walls of the two houses. Tho elder child, Jen nie, wns next Its mother, bleeding from a gash in tho back of its head nnd from bruises on its legs and arms Its eyes wero wide opon. and it was dead. The mother wns moaning. Hor body wns battered, and nor left wns broken. There was n fracture In her skull Tho babv was huddled near its mother, with its arms half doubled. The child was not dead, but its head was broken, and there seemed no chance for It Tho father went wild. Ho bent down nnd enressed his living child tor n moment, just touched tho dead one, and then, lifting his wife, he helped get hor in through the window to the cellar, and thence to enrry her up stairs. Jin. Splonslau took the living baby, and an otber neighbor fetched the dead ono alter the mother. Whon thoy got their burdons up stairs Mr. Schmltt was frantic He embraced his wife and cried in German. " Oh, Caroline, what was the trouble ? How did this happen ?" But sho mnde no answer, for she wns un conscious. Then an ambulance came and thoy took to tho Presbyterian Hospital tho mother and tho youngest child. At 5 P. M hnlf an hour nrter bolng brought to the hospital, the bahydied. Nearly ut that time the mother re gained consciousness. They asked her what was th matter. She stared vacantly and said: "I don't know," She saw that her baby was dead, but It did not seem to affect her. Again thoy asked her If she had fallen or jumped nnd she replied: "I don't know. I could not bsiD it." Then she stored vacantly again. . "... There's no telling what possessed Mrs. Schmltt. The neighbors say now that she has been acting queerly for two days. Sho wouln't look people In the face, nnd would scarcely snenk to those with whom she', had business. Thoy say that she has come in from errands to stores, und told her husband that men were looking at heron the streets, and that chlldron used to follow her. but no ono knows what ground she had for saying those things. Tbey know tbnt nbout a week ago she weaned horyoungnstnnd they say that this mado her sick nnd thut so hor mind becumo nffeeted. Mr. Schmidt says that this Is so. He noticed that sho was unwell somo days ago, and lie says bo had a presontiment of ovil In Borne shape, but he did not think that his wife was going to try toklll herself anuherchll dren. Ho doesn't remombor thnt she had done anything peculiar beforo she got out of the window nnd ho doesn't know nnythlng about bow she got out All he knows Is tbnt sho was working nnd the children playing, when sud denly he beard the shriek ot Alnmma! Mammal" There Is not tbe slightest evidence of any dlsputo or blows between husband and wife In fact the neighbor's testify that thoy were loving, and thnt before the trngedy every thing wns qulot In their Hat. Yet ngnlnst this theory is the statement ot Mrs. Arthur H. Meniloza. who occupies the flat in tbe other house opposite tho Schmltt apart ment. Mrs. Mendozn has a window that opens into tho shnft across tbe way from the window from which Mrs. Schmltt fell. Mrs. Mondoza snyr that it was about 4 P. M, whon she throw up her window to got a cabbage sho had on the sill. She looked ocios tho five-foot space, and couldn't help seeing Mrs. Schmltt Bitting in the othei window. "I think she was sitting right on the win dow, tells Mrs, Mondoza. "her one arm rest ing on the stono sill and the other holding the llttlo baby. Sho was smiling, nnd I think was looking down ut the pavement of tho shaft I didn't think anything about it, and almost as soon as I saw her 1 closed my window, while she nt the same time seemed to move back from hers. I wnnt to my kitohen and fixed the cabbago fnr soup and begun to knit. It wns not moro than ilia minutes from tho time I was at the window whon 1 was alarmed to hear a screech. Then 1 heard peoplo call tor help, and. golnc to my shnft window, I saw the bodies in the courtyard." While Mrs. Mendozn was knitting, there was n tenant In (he flat right under her, who wns also at her window to put out a enn of tomatoes on the ledge. This was Mrs. Itoso Knlttol, She says: "I had just got my window up, and had placed the oan on the hill and closed the sash down, when a noise llko something fall ing nttrncted my nttontlon. It was n licnvy rush nil nt once, nnd I went to see what it was. Thoro Hoomn'l to bo n bruhing of skirls against the wnlls und windows und then a thump. If I. had been just n minute later in putting tho tomatoes on tho window sill I would haro seen the woman fall. Nn ono in either house saw the fall, I am sure that the three bodies came dowu nil nt onoe, for up to tho time I was nt the window every thing was quiet. Then pamo the rush, und the screech and the heavy bump against the pavement. If she had thrown ono child out or if a child had fallen and she hnd tumbled while trying to save it, 1 certainly would havo heard tho separate noises." However It was, Mrs. Schmltt must have left the window with considerable force, for either Bhnorone of the babies struck tho opposite MaU about ten feet below their own window, uud from thore was thrown buck to tho lino of their own wall. Tho ptoof of this Is found liitithe broken imne o( class In n win dow on the ueciiiid floor of the Hchtnilt house. This, sscnnd llal Is otctipluil by .ir.hn 1 itziiatrlcl.. His wlio snys thBt some, thing hit their Hiaft window just when Mrs. Schmltt unci tho child i en foil. As this window (sin the same wall with the ono from which Mrs. Bohmitt came It must be that she struok the opposite wall, and rebounded. Borne of the tenant In the other ihouse say Uutt thy beard Uwlr TT bjJce. wit nolst. v v FIRE IN A TUBATim Mm. I.antstry'a Pertorsannee In Oswego Cnetlnc In Confusion nnd Xnnlc. Osvrato, Dec. 12. Between tho fourth and fifth acts In Mrs. Lnngtry's performance at the Academy ot Musto hero to-night, and just as tho curtain was to be rung up for the last tlmo tho audience was startled by tho cry of fire from the back part of the hall, and In a second or two the wildest confusion ensued. Men stood on tho backs ot soats and bogged the au dtonce not to become excited. While pleading thus tho bouse was rapidly filling with smoko, and the audience made n rush for the three exits. Womon falntod. nnd men shouted and pushed and jostled toward the exits. For tunntely, all cot out without any one being se riously Injured. When the smoke pourod. la behind the stage tho fair Lily was just loavlng her dressing room. Snatching a wrap, which she threw over her costume, sho pushed her way to tbe stags entrance through blinding smoke and escaped to the sidewalk, and took ret ugo In a saloon, where sho was soon joined by members of her troupo. Mrs. Langtry was greatly ieltatod, and Insisted that men whom sho personally rewarded should mako a thorough soarch ot tho theatroto see that no ono was left Inside. The last persons were passing out ot tho door whon tbe flnmos burst forth and enveloped tbe intorlor of the house. A trunk ot valuable cos tumes, belonging to Mrs. Lnngtry, was dam aged by water. The house was crowded. It being Mrs. Lnngtry's first appearance hero. She appeared in "As In a Looking Glass." The fire originated around a hot-ntr furnace In the basement of the building, and wonted itself up through a register. It is now under control. The building will not be a total loss. TREASURER UARMER MIT. A .lealona Ifnakand Meete mm In the Street Walking; tVlth Lady. Last evening Mr. Harmer, the Treasurer ot the Lyceum thoatre in Montroso avonue and Lorlmor street Wllllamsburgh, was stopped in Driggs near South Fourth street by a well dressed man. Mr. Harmer was in company with a styllshlyjdi-ossed womnn, who was lead ing a richly attired child by the band. As the man nccostod Harmer the woman mode an effort to run away. " Btay whero you are," the man sold, taking the child from the woman. Thon, walking ud close to Harmer, demanded to know why lie was with bis wifcv. Before Harmer could reply the man struck at him with his clenched fist, and following htm as he ran through tho crowd which was collecting, struck blma blow on the eye. Clapping hts band to his eye, the treasurer ran Into a liquor storo adjoining the Novolty Theatre. "Thut man." said the husband, "has been going wltb my wife for a long time. I am a resident of East New York, and well Able to prov ldo for my family. That scoundrel bas got a lot of my money." When the husband nnd hlswlfe and child had left tho plnce Harmer went to Conrad's drug store, whore his eve was dressed, and the dean cut over it stitched by Dr. Bennett. The Doc tor said the man must hare cut hlra with a seal ring. At tiie Lyceum Theatre Inquiries for the treasurer were told that Mr. Harmer had eont word by a mesenger boy that ho was sick at his home, 100 Powers btreot. Alter the Doctor had drossed Harmer'n in juries ho said thnt the man who struck him was Samuel McCnrthney. nnd that be bad driven his wile and child from his home. lie Mild his only interest in the ensewas to civo help to the poor woman and her child. Shortly after be left tho drug store Mrs. Banner and Mrs. McCurthney wero soarcbinc for him. "Mv husband has takon my child from me." said Mrs. McCnrthney. " but I will not go to btm. He Is a brute." She ndded when questioned. "No. not so long as my name Is Almee will I have nnythlng to do wltb him." . At midnight the two women were still search ing for Harmer. DR. DEPETT IS SATISFIED. lie Doesn't Want to be lllnlnterto Englaad irlae Cna nejp It. The publication yesterday of eome city In terviews In one newspaper and some tele graphed ones in another, in which prominent llepubllcans endorsed very heartily the sug gestion that Dr.' Chauncey M. Depew would make an excellent Minister to tbe court ot St James, was brought to that distinguished in valid's attontlon last ovening. He was in ex cellent health and spirits, though apparently a trifle worn by his confinement on account of his injured leg. It was also noticeable that he made a poor fist of walking on crutches. He said that the place was a nice one, mean ing thnt nt the court of St. James, and not the back room In which he Is a prisoner. "Any man." he continued, "might be proud to take It and happy In Its honors and pleas ures. But I do not want any office, except the one I havo cot I am one ot tho very few who can say that ho is satisfied with everything hoi has in the world. I must make on exception, however. I nm not satisfied with this log. But smiling grimly that is doing very well, too." The reporter Inquired whether Mr. Depew would not feol it his duty to accept tbe appoint ment if President Harrison asked him to, "Well," answered the Doctor, musingly, "if tho President should consider that the rela tions between the two countries wore such thnt no one but myself could properly discharge the duties of this high diplomatic position, thnt would be a summons thnt no man could disre gard. But there are thousands willing nnd anxious to co to England, men whose ability Is creator than mine. So such a contingency as I have mentioned is impossible to occur, and tbe whole matter relates back to my original an swer. I nm not n candidate for nnyoffioo whatever." The Chicago Opera Itonse on Fire. Chicago, Doc, 12 The auditorium of the Chicago Opera Houso was sot on fire by a cal cium light explosion just utter tbe conclusion of tho performance to-ntcht, and Is now burn ing fiercely. Thoro soemH to be but little hope ot saving the building. No one was Injured. A Gas lUTuln Icnlted by a Blast, Bosldents ot the lower end of Murray mil bad a acare yesterday mernlnd over a blostlur accident In Kast Thirty-fourth street. Contractor Henry Mead hadafani of men bluUng aa excavation for a new house sen er at HI. They put a powder cbari In a rock cpon which rested th six Inch supply main of th Consolidated (las Company. Rlraw was packed around the main to e Ave It irom damaf e, and boards and stenss were uiled on the rock and the charge flred. There waa a loud evplonlou that scattered tiie boards aad rncka and an in.tant later a brUht sheet of flame leaped into the air. V. omen and children dashed out of iheuelvb boring houta la affright, and thelrnanlo became greater when tbey aw tb names. The workmsn discov ered that ibe blast had broken the bir gas main, and tb nowiler had nred I bo straw and set the gas ablax. It burned away at a great rate until tb workmen of th gas company cam around on th run aud turned off the g as supply. Collision In the Kill von Kull. Tho Barge Mary G. Esterbrook and the two masted schooner i:. R. Brooke collided lu th Kill von Kull oft the Pennsylvania Railroad stakes at Bergen Point early yesterday morning. The barge waa belnr towed by a tugboat and tbe irheonsr waa going In stays when they met. Tb latter had part ot her bowsprit and standing rUtglng carried away. The barge received very little damago. Younit Mr. Preble, Mr. Problo Tucker desltos Thk Sun to con tradict a statement telegraphed from Boston that Ed ward Prsble. the alleged defaulter. Is the grandson of Coinmoloro Kdward Preble of the United mates nary, lie thinks the young man referred to Is a eon of W, J. Preble, adistant connection of Commodore Preble. SPARKS FROST 1MB TELKORAPO. Elzey Morten, a colored hoy 4 years of age, waa burned allr yesterday morning In a bouae that caught fir on arner place. Baltimore. Ilow the Are erlclnaud Is not known, as the boy was the only on In the beuse at th time. I.ber Durham of Badsburyvlll. Chester county, Pa., starte I a lire in the hollow of a Irer near l.eeinau ila e, on Tuesday, and went 10 sleep rhe nro burned tliroucb the tree and it fell nn liitrluin, crushing lnn to deutn. I lie vm In march n; work T'lejury In I'sltlmurn In the ren of Hie, hen Poorer, ;;l" mIIj.I m. outlier k'i.I 1'jiiU o'l. hi, ell lost e it leare Illuming .liter being nit all nmlil. je.trnljy ufirriinoiibrouiihtiii a verdict of stilli) of inanjugbier with a reonimneiidailiin of mercy, rhe Mate had asked for a crdlct uf manslaughter, while tha df fence wanted an absolute acquittal. C'snroy had come bom early in the morning of Jan. I and found bis mother and O'Den nell drunk together under eoxapraaalslugclreuaaslancaa, UtttlelL "" f "' U,Bi """ "cku "" U,J CUTINTWOONTHEELEYATED 1 " A SmiCIlMAS STRUCK BX A TRAIN .llj ASD HUN OYER. ' Jl I Sla Dense Ttedy Fall to the Street In FreM , X or Ilia Own Home, Where Ilia Wife waa , S tValttna: for Ufa Return to Hupaer. '( Tho hours from 5 to 7 o'clock In the even- ''.j Inc are what aro known to the elevated! ' railroad peoplo aa the "niBh" hourn. " 1 The thousands who Hnd employment Al down town and who live In York- ft vllle and Harlem tben co crowdlne jj home. Tho jsmp of persons bound up tow! J begins to thin out at C o'olook, and keeps rap- . idly falling off for an hour, when the normal '- cocdltlon ot things is restored. A great manjr t extra trains are necessary to carry this In- i creased number ot passengers, and they -v) havo to bo taken off the up andl P '.? down tracks, whore their services are- , no longer needed, very expeditiously, in order) tL not le delay travol. To accomplish this nil ofi . r the passengers in what Are known as the. ', "short" teams on tho Third avenue road havo t, to wait at the HCth street station while, tho ,' empty train le switched upon tho mlddlo traelt.i ' '-. The engine Is then uncoupled. It Is swltobjsd) .. upon tho down track, nnd proceeds to the depot -, The switchman, whose duty it has been to open and close these switches, was struck by al train Inst night and Instantly killed. He was; -' William Nowman, 29 yoars old. The police, tried earnestly to find out from the em- Ployees of the road last night just how the accident happened, but the employees; denied all knowledge of the aocldent Sergeant Thompson ot tho 12Gth streot police station ' made a porsonal cfTort to Uarn the name or ., tho engineer who bad charge of the train whlorx ,l. Btrucok poorKewmnn.bnthewasunsuccesifut So far as could bo learnod, the accident 'oo-; ) curred at 7:23 o'clock, tho tlmo when Newman. , usually finished hts work. He bad switched; I the lastt "relief" train Into the middle trook at, 115th street, and hnd then crossed over to tho j flank wale on tho east side of the structure.. I le walked along to the up-towu station at 1 HGth street nnu then, turning around, started, back along the walk to 115th streot again. Itlij t thought that the object of this Journey was tea ! cot bin lantern, which ho bad left standing ok ; tho structure between the centre and the oik town tracks. He had picked up his lantern, and .was about to move away whan the train that he bad ewltehod Into tbe track camo backing down. Tho end of the rear car struck him, knocking him across tho sail nearest the up-town track. One of tho wheels ot the car passed diagonally across, bin body, ;seroTing the left arm. crushing binx across tbe abdomen, and nearly severing tho right leg. The body was dragged about fifty ; feet south, and thon It fell through tbe trestle- i work Into the street below. Policeman Michael J. Nottervillo called an. ambulance, but the man being dead, the body j) was rlacod, in a wagon nnd takn to the 126th; 1 street police station. The dead man's watch. I chain was hanging from his vest and Rerseant 0 Thompson sent a policeman out to look for tho fl watch. It was found by policeman Allen la II the street near wbero tho body folL H The dead man lived nt 2,109 Third avenue, N just opposite whero he met his death. It was N his supper hour and hts wire, with her child la. R horarms, was standing at tho window ot her II room looking ont Into tho street and watting" It for her husband. She saw tho crowd in th , street and idly wondered what had happened. She bad no suspicion of the accident until o. friend told her that her husband bad been, killed. . IJlBKIZLISa OF POLICEtlAff BREKNAJf' Julius Soealer Seaerlbea tho manner of his I Heine rihot Sown by Harry Carlton. Harry Carlton was arraigned, yesterday I before Judge Martina in the General Bessloas ' for tbe third day of bis trial for the murder ofi Policeman James Brennan, on the morning o!) Oct 23,Jast, at Thirty-third street and Tbird, avenue. .Throe jurymen were obtained, com pleting the jury. Lawyer William F. Howe anot Joseph F. Moss aro Carlton's counsel, and the. case for 'the people Is conducted by District Attorney Fellows and ex-Judge GanninffiB. Bedford. .Judge Bedford addressed the jutr la , ,aV opening the rasew - -Kj Tbe first witness was Julias Boesbsn, a waiter, who testified that be met Carlton for tbe first timo in a saloon at Thirty-third street ivnd Third avenue very early on the morning ot H unday. Oct 28. Carlton and two oompanlons followed him into the saloon, and when he re fu eed to treat them to drinks followed him out ac nin nnd assaulted him. He oalUd for tho police, and when his assailants ran Policeman. Brennan appeared nnd tried to stop Carlton. Canton fired at Brennan at short range several ' times nnd the policeman fell mortally hurt' The witness then described the arrest ot Carl-! 1 ton by Policeman Colgan. He will be croi, I oxamined to-day. Dryden-Shnrp. St. IJouis, Doe. 12. This afternoon Alexaa., , der A. Bryden. Superintendent ot tha Brydea Coal an ., Ceke Coi'npaay, wss married to 11 Ue Dora It. Sharp. . i daughter of tha pork packer, Jamea Sharp. Tbe oarsV T tnony toox place at the church of tba Holy Cematrniea. , theKer. H a. Robert omclatlng. After arsoaptloast c the residence of tbe brlde'a parent the jiuur ceaeba r departed far Chicago and tha BaaL ' Kenator Butler Be-elected. r j CoLtrvtrji'A, S.O., Dec. 12. The Legislature 'V to-day la Jolqt aasambly formally reilecttd II. O. BaOo I aa United States Senator by a practically nnanlraoet !- vote, the excepUons belnr three rotea eaat by eeler4 member of tbe House for Thomaa F. MUler. tb dev feated Repnbtlcan candidate for Congress lath Svaut (or blaek) district. A Oat that Ate Alllcatore. Okhda, Dee. 12. Gravos & Belfert hod bst. t eral young alligators In their show window. A few-' dare ago they began to disappear one by .one. t the 1 VC mystlnratlon of the preprletor. Close obeervatifta dl. ' , closed that the pat slere cat waa catching and eatujr tlieui. , V Colder To-day anal Nat ao Windy. I It was cloar and cold yosterday after the , storm. In the morning th temperature waa jut at tha jr. freezing point, and a Iteen northwest wind waa blewutg m thirty mllea an hour. Between HH and lit 1. H . tba Ir velocity ot the wind waa fifty mllea an boar. II was '' Ihlrty-nv after that. The cyclone was central oft If era. ,'52 ScotTaatSA. M. The barometer at Halifax fell to M.T. -,m a remarkably low point. The violence eftb (tern waa Iv, increasing, it fa one of, the most dangroaa to VAsaebs EX tbathasswspt tbe coast la years. , .-W older, fair weather tsay be expected today, wiafa S decreasing In force. v The Weather Teaterday. f) Indicated by Parry's thermometer, In In w. Son bulldlnr: 3 A. S 34: 6 A. Jo- 80t A. Is., SSt 19 W M.. sa-i sua P. n. 3i: e p. ., aii e r. u sii tf . midnight, si. Arerage. 31)j. Averaca n Deo. IX Ht iwi7, jV. Hh aJIsnnl Oflleo Jrredletlonn. li! For Maine, New Hampshire, Verm.ent.HisM ' n cbtuetta, Rood Island. Connection!, eastern Hew Tork. ' f astern Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, fair, followed la . '. Jew Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania by rain or newt j - coldert'.nortbwesterly wlnde. li 1 For ths District of Colombia. Delaware. ManrlAaasal : ; Virginia, rain or snow: slightly warmer; variable winds. If Per West Virginia, western Pennsylvania, and weak. i trn lw York, fair, preoeded by Light saow ,a the I lakes; slightly colder; northwesterly wtnda. I , j .1 JOTXISOS ABOUT XOTW3. ". The steamship NeTadaorrlrsdatthbar at TtSdlMC I JudgAndrwbalnantdanabAlntdivoroteJlm j Decker White from Elltabetb A. 8. White. J ; Coheotor klagone has promoted Artbnr T. D. Xlaaay I C from on fl.sonoatzonoayear cbarksklp In tb Oox- I torn House and WUUan N. Freeman frem 4. (1,000 t a W IJ.-JOO position. t ?p John Lwl. entered, who was ronvtcUd of sBtrxdtr In ! ' th first degree last week for killing- Alice Jackson. wlU ; be sentenced lo death to day by Judg Cowing in Tart , III. in the Ueneral SetsUns. . , j Judge Andrews has appointed Scott TremAlne re- . I etlrer of the Metallic Burial Case C'tmpanr In a soil ' brought by John c. Orr k Company, dee let la Umber. 1 In Brooklyn, uponaludgment for3oh,Ms, Tbreolvr . 1 1 required to give a Loud In Mauio. I The Trow Illrertory Company bas Irut Issued Velum i or the Metropolitan Illrertory or I (elected bane. . II Is a bsody book of reference, coiitalnlnv 131,031 ; names an.) addresses or householders li New Tork and Brooklyn and in 237 localities wlthta ta'enly-flre nulu l et New Vork city. J The Identity ot th young woman wlio drowned her- ' self from an Krl ferryboat on Tueedair night baa net been discovered The ferry superintendent has mad a f a careful lureetlgatlon. without reanlx. No InoaU-lM n about her wer mad yssterday of ltbr the peace er the ferry authorities. ; The tugboat II. ,11. Newklrk ennk srly yesterday . .' morning, at tb foot of Well Eleventh etreet. Ntrtb M Hirer Tugbost men think that ah aahk because th 'aiaU fireman went to siren after tumingen t tie water at the ID hvitranttn till ih boiler. Tbe rireman w.is Invisible yes- terday Tbe boat' owner will bar ber rlsTal . H The funeral r Mr. I'. H. Mcltntjre.ruotlierof the Ser. $ i"P." ''.FcK!!,r,'.': lt" I'a'lnr er St. Terse' $ lailiotle Churn, Kulgers etreet, took ,lce yesterday AM rrointlief'ftu-ili of Ihe l-acrM Heart West Vlfty first t'B ;iru The Ke.r.itlier lijiffy. assisted by I utbers He- l.ll.li.nr and u'Dounell. celebrated a selemn mats of .fl requiem. H WillamOlrnnor scaliest I7th etrsst waa ceurlotad ' ,'fl & r.''b)), ", ,Bt "If degree yeaterdair Defer Judge H OUdersleov in th Oeneral Session fir staaluig 10 worth of tools fret the deck of the acbealisr Dart, Cspt. ) lllran Berlngstead. in the hut Hirer a f ortnlAt oK I M r1 M J.vj M -- " m