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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"
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
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.
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
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
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
"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
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
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,
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."
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.
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.
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
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,
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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
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
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. .
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.
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
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
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