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Number 1302.
Pierce O.vk Cent.
The Former Postmaster Falls Down
an Elevator Shaft
A Shocking Accident In tlieXevr City
I'oMtuiUce Suiiocd to Have
Tripped Over an Insecure Barri
cade During an Attach of Ver
tigo IIIh Career a Prominent One.
Former City Postmaster James Polk
"Willett fell a hundred feet through an
elevator shaft on the "west side of the new
Postofflce Building at 9:15 o'clock this
morning, and was instantly killed. He
struck the great iron cross beam of the
elevator, which was stationary in the base
ment, with great violence. There was a
"perceptible movement of the elevator from
the shock. The body landed crosswise on
the beam and hung upon it.
At the time James Queen, colored, in
charge of the elevator, had his hand on the
handle bar ready to ascend and If the body
hod not struck and stopped where it did
Queen would have been crushed and there
might have been two deaths instead of one.
No one seems to have seen the body of
Mr. Willett in its descent, nor was there
a witness on the fourth floor from where
he fell. The supposition is that after
leaving the elevator Mr. Willett was at
tacked with vertigo or apopexy, and stag
gering, stumbled over the temporary bar
ricade, consisting of a narow door, laid
crosswise of the shaft. His umbrella was
subsequently found lying on tie floor a
few feet from the doer through which he
started to fall, showing that he might have
dropped it In his attempt to recover him.
Picked Co Dead.
A number of the Parcel Delivery Com
pany's workmen were near the bottom of
the shaft when the body alighted, and
those who ran to take it off the elevator
beam state that life was extinct when they
reached him. Among these were Peter
Doyle and James E. Blais, the conductor,
of the passenger elevator, which took Mr.
Willett up and landed him on the fourth
Jloor two minutes prior to the accident.
Blais had proceeded with his elevator to
the fifth floor and was in the act of re
turning to the basement when the acci
dent happened. Blais said that as the men
lifted the body off the beam he noticed
two feint groans, after which there was
no sign of life.
The body was taken into the City Post
master's room, where it was examined by
Dr. James E. Jones, who pronounced life
extinct. It was subsequently taken in
charge by Undertaker Speare, and convey
ed to the residence of Robert Willett, a
brother, at 3014 P Street northwest.
During the hour the body lay at the
postoilice it was viewed by an immense
crowd of people attracted by the news of
the tragedy. Work was practically sus
pended in the department during the morn
ing. The elevator is used only for freight, and
is the centre one of three located together,
the side elevators being used for passenger
In describing the accident James E.
Blais. who was in charge of the elevator
on the north, which conveyed Mr. Willett
to the fourth floor this morning, said;
"Mr. Willett entered the elevator this
morning, greeting me cheerfully, but I no
ticed something peculiarly distressing in
his countenance, and his actions were vn
usually nervous.
"I thought it strange that he got off on
the fourth floor, for Jn his frequent trips
with me this week he invariably alighted
on the floor above, bis business seeming
to be with the Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral on the fifth story- He alighted, hesi
tatingly, and I noticed his bewildered
look as he walked away from the elevator.
I closed my barricade and proceeded up
ward, noting that a temporary barricade
was also befcre the freight elevator open
ing. Mr. Willett must have toppled over
this barricade, for I think it was intact
in its place as I descended.
"Mr. Willett told me he was suffering
from an attack of billiousness, and asked
to be taken to the pay and allowance di
vision after requesting to be let out on
the fourth floor."
Views of the Accident.
The chief engineer, George Reed, said:
""1 had ordered all elevator conductors to
see to it that no elevator openings were
left unpiotected, and if they did not report
dereliction in this respect oa the part of
the Parcel Deliver Company's employes in
charge of freight elevators, used in moving
furniture I would dismiss them."
Mr. Reed added that the Merchants' De
livery Company had been allowed to tem
porarily remove the doors while in the act
of bringing In furniture; but that they were
also admonished to put up the barricades
when they left the openings.
W. G. Himrod, foreman in charge of the
removal, who was stationed at the base
ment door of the building and within a fe
feet of the spot of the accident, said the
usual precautions had been taken this
morning and barricades were before the
freight elevator openings, including the
one where the fatality occurred. He cor
roborated Mr. Reed about the orders in
this respect.
The incidents leading up to the death of
Mr. Willett were given to The Times re
porter by First Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral Perry Heath:
"Some months ago," said Mr. Heath,
"Mr. Willett applied to the Postmaster
General for the temporary position of su
perintendent of the new Postofflce Build
ing. This position was supposed to last
about sixty days. Postmaster General
Smith appointed him, but as the new
building had not been turned over by the
Treasury Department, and could not be, ac
cording to law. until the Postmaster Gen
eral was ready to occupy it, the appoint
ment had to be revoked about ten days
after it was made.
"Mr. Willett, who was very popular with
us all, then applied for a clerical position
in the department. He had recently been
to see me a number of times, and was here
yesterday afternoon. 1 told him we had
something in view for him, and to come
back this morning, and I would let him
know what wc could do.
Was In Bad Ilcaltli.
"Mr. Willett was very much distressed
when 1 saw him yesterday, and he remind
ed me of a person on the verge of apoplexy.
He was exceedingly nervous, and as he
conversed I was impressed with the con
tinued twitchlngs of the muscles or his
face, and the tears which sprang from his
eyes. I thought of his condition when I
went home last night, and looked forward
to this morning when I should meet him
and give him some good news that might
remove his distress.
"Mr. Willett heretofore appeared to be
In a good physical condition and was us-
$1.25 To Jtalllmorc and He- $1.2.;
tarn via Pcutittj-Ivanta Itnllronil.
Tickets on sale Saturday and Sut:da. Scptcm
ber 30 and October 1. pood to return until Hon
day. October i. All Uain except Cuj!-itior.al
Beit North Carolina Flooring
In town Soucit prices. Ubbcy & Co., Ctb and N.
T. MX.
ually pleasant and affable to all. His ter
rible death is a shock to the department,
for he was a man well and favorably
known throughout its branches."
Mr. "Willett would probably have been
appointed to an fl.SOO position this morn
ing in connection with the City Postofflce,
had he reached Mr. Heath, who arrived at
the department about fifteen minutes aft
er the death of the man to whom he was
hastening with good news.
The early morning scenes about th3
Postpftlce Building, especially in ths room
of the City Postmaster, were distressing.
A few minutes after the accident three
sons of the late Postmaster Willett arriv
ed and viewed their -father's body, which
was stretched upon the floor. These sons
were James P., jr., Robert, and Howard.
The body was clothed in black cloth, and
as the handkerchief was removed from
the upturned face not a scratch nor drop
of blood was perceptible.
Another incident of the accident occur
red when the body of Mr. Willett struck
the crossbeam of the elevator at the bot
tom. John W. Hallyday, a chief of division,
was about to enter the door when he heard
the thud of the body, but he did not mo
mentarily realize what had happened. A
woman clerk near him attracted his atten
tion as she was in the act of swooning. Mr.
Hallyday sprang forward and caught her,
preventing her striking the marble floor.
She saw the body of Mr. Willett strike the
fatal crossbeam.
James P. AVIlIeti.
Mr. Willett was one of the most promi
nent citizen of the District. His public
spirit, coupled with his constant geniality,
made for him many friends among the
leading men of the city. Xot only was
ne known to those high in business and
social circles, but to persons in the humbler
walks of life. He always had the welfare
of the city and District at heart, and was
connected prominently with its advance
ment. This morning when the news of his
death had gained circulation many promi
nent men were heard to express sorrow
and say that his death is a decided loss to
the community. He was always charitable
and his charity extended to many whom
he did not know. It is said of him that
he never failed to help when possible any
of his friends or acquaintances who came
to him in distress. He contributed large
ly to organized charities of the city.
He was a life-long resident of Washing
ton, and had been prominent in the affairs
of Washington since the civil war.
Horn in Washington.
Mr. Willett was born in Washington
November 27, 1S44. just after the election
of President James Polk, for whom he
was named. His father, Voltaire Willett,
was originally from Maryland, but came to
this city when still a young man and en
gaged in the business of buying and cell
ing cattle.
Mr. Willett was sent to the public
schools of the District and after complet
ing the course of study offered hero went
to Charlotte Hall, in southern Maryland.
He started his business career as a clerk
and bookkeeper for the late J. P. Bar
tholomew, who conducted a general hard
ware business on Seventh Street, between
Pennsylvania Avenue and B Street north
west. He remained with the hardware firm for
five or six years. In March. 1S71, he be
came the partner of Harry T. Rouff in the
hatter's and furrier's business, the firm
name being Willett & Rouff. A stora was
opened at 905 Pennsylvania Avenue north
west. Mr. Willett remained in the firm un
til 1S95 when he retired, having found that
his duties as postmaster interfered with tht:
business. He was prosperous in commer
cial life.
It was during his business career that he
participated actively in public affairs. For
many years he belonged to the National
Guard of the District and before His re
tirement from it attained the rank of ma
jor. He was connected in various capaci
ties with the work of the citizens In pre
paring for the inaugurations of various
Presidents who tcok the oath of office
during the past twenty years.
When President Cleveland was inaugu
rated for his first term Mr. Willett was a
member of the executive commitee. It was
then that he met Mr. Cleveland.
Appointed Postmaster.
When President Cleveland was elected
for a second term and it became neces
sary to appoint a new Postmaster for
Washington Mr. Willett's name was men
tioned among others but it was thought
at the time thatithere"1wcre others who had
better prospects:
Mr. Cleveland, however, recalled Mr.
Willett's offices during the Inauguration
and made the appointment November 10,
1S94. Mr. Willett assumed the duties or
his office November 11.
During his administration Mr. Willett
improved the local postal service in many
Mr. Willett was respected and beloved by
the employes of the postofflce and his
tragic death was a great shock to all.
Mr. Willett was prominent in Masonic
circles and belonged to Washington Com
mandery Knights Templar and to Federal
Lodge F. A. A. M. He is survived by a
widow and four sons and one daughter.
The widow was Miss Laura Welsh, of
Georgetown. She was married to Mr.
Willett in 1873. The sons are: James P.
Willett, jr., who Is a clerk In the Custom
House at Georgetown; Robert V. Willett,
twenty-two years of age; Howard V. Wil
lett. and Albert Wilson.
Robert V. Willett bad just been appoint
ed to a position In the office ot Scrgeant-at-Arms
Bright at the Capitol, and was on
his way to take the oath or office when
he heard the news of his fatter's death.
The daughter, Mrs. Graham Hume, was
married only about two months ago.
Mr. Willett is survived by a brother,
Robert Willett. who is the clerk of the
District Court of Appeals, and by two sis
ters, Mrs. M. A. Gilbert, and Miss Louise
During the summer months the deceased
had lived upon his farm near Ballston, and
had made arrangements thiv morning to
move back to the city.
The funeral arrangements have not yet
been completed.
II. O. $1 to Frederick, HnReriioivn,
and WinchCHier
By special train leavinc Waddnjrtnn 8:15 a. m.,
Sunday. October 1. Returning, leave Hagentown
and Wlnchcfclcr at 7, and Frederick 8 p. rn.
ump day. Tic-Lets also told from intermediate
Many car load Flooring:
liought before advance low prices. Cth and N.
T. aie.
The Court-Martial' s Seutcnce Ap
proved by the President
The Convicted Captain to Be Di
m Insert the Service, Confined for
Five Yearn in the United States
Penitent larj-j at Fort Xeaven
worth, and Pay a Fine of 9.1,000.
Capt. Obcrlin M. Carter, who was con
victed over two years ago by a court-martial
of misappropriating Government funds
in connection with his administration of af
fairs as engineer officer in charge of the
improvements of Savannah harbor, will be
required to serve the sentence imposed up
on him. This decision has just been
reached by the President.
The Carter case is the most unique In
the annals or military courts. The accused
was round guilty of embezzling about ?1,
(JOO.OOO. The defence appealed to the Presi
dent and the convicted captain has for
about two years been allowed to draw his
pay as an officer in the army and enjoy all
the liberties of a free man. The following
findings or the court and the decision or the
President were made public today:
And the court does thererore sentence
the accused, Capt. Oberlin M. Carter,
Corps or Engineers, United States
Army, to be dismissed rrom the serv
ice of the United States, to suffer a
fine of five thousand dollars, to be con
fined at hard labor, at such place as
the proper authority may direct, for
five years, and the crime, punishment,
name, and place of abode of the ac
cused to be published in the newspa
pers in and about the station and tho
State from which the accused came, or
where he usually resides.
The findings of the court-martial in
the matter or the roregoing proceedings
against Capt. Oberlin M. Carter, Corps
or Engineers, United States Army, are
hereby approved as to all except the
Charge II, specifications 7, S, 9, and
Charge III. specifications 3. 4, 5, C,
7, 0. 11, and "2, which are disapproved.
And the sentence imposed by the court
martial upon the defendant, Oberlin M.
Carter, is hereby approved.
Secretary or War.
Executive Mansion,
Washington, D. C. Sept. 20, 1890.
Approved and confirmed.
The following order has been issued by
the Secretary of War
By direction or the Secretary or War,
Capt. Oberlin M. Carter, Corps or En
gineers, ceases to be an officer of the
army from this date, and the UnitPd
States Penitentiary, Fort Leavenworth,
Kansas, is designated as the place of
his confinement, where he will be sent
by the Commanding General, Depart
ment of the East, under proper guard.
By command of Major General Miles:
Adjutant General.
Captain Carter Arrested.
Captain Carter was placed under arrest
at 7:13 o'clock this morning in New York
by Major William L. Simpson. Assistant
Adjutant General. U. S. A. Major Simp
son left Washington yesterday evening
with an order for Captain Carter's arrest.
He telegraphed the Adjutant Central this
morning that he had taken Captain Carter
in custody at the New York Athletic Club
at the time named and escorted him to
Governor's Island, where he was placed
in confinement.
Capt. Oberlin M. Carter's case will go
down In history as a celebrated one. No
criminal prosecution for embezzlement has
ever in this country created such wide
spread interest, or brought to bear such
powerful influence as this court-martial
proceeding has done", in the endeavor
to prevent the finding of the court-martial
frcm being carried into effect.
Captain Carter, Engineer Corps U. S. A.,
was born in Ohio. He received an educa
tion at the Military Academy at "West
Point, and graduated at the head ot his
class. Arter having done some service he
was placed by the Government in charge of
harbor improvements and fortifications for
the district or Savannah, Ga., and he re
mained there until 1897, when he was ap
pointed military attache to the United
States Embassy in London.
Almost immediately after Captain Car
ter was ordered to this duty his succes
soor at Savannah, Captain Gillette, discov
ered enormous discrepancies Jn Captain
Carter's accounts and -gross frauds in he
quality of the harbor improvements. Cap
tain Gillette reported his discovery to the
War Department, and the War Depart
ment ordered an investigation to be made
during the months of July and August,
The board of engineers who conducted the
investigation recommended on November
20, 1897, that he be tried by court-martial.
The Secretary of War acted on this recom
mendation and a court-martial was con
vened January 12, 1S98.
Carter was present and denied his guilt
emphatically and expressed his willingness
to have the tri-jl proceed. The charges be
fore the court w.re:
Conspiring to defraud the United States;
causing false and fraudulent claims to be
made against the United States; conduct
unbecoming an officer and a gentleman, and,
finally, embezzling $1,600,000.
The trial lasted five months and the
prosecution was fought with untiring en
ergy. Evidence was taken at Savannah,
in New York, and other places, and when
it was all in it made 5,000 pages. The evi
dence was overwhelmingly against the
accused officer, and the court-martial had
nothing else to do but to find Carter guilty.
This was done May 12, 189S, and the
sentence imposed was that he be cashiered
from the army, imprisoned for five years,
and to pay a fine of $5,0Q0. The record of
the trial was sent to President McKInley
July 15, 1S9S, for approval, but was not
acted upon until today.
Eels Stop a Flonr Mill.
ELKTON, Md.. Sept. 30. Eels stopped
the water wheel of a flour mill at Bay
View. Cecil county, yesterday. The mill
had to be closed three times so that the
eels could be cleaned out.
A Nice War to Spend jinnday.
Two special trains to Chrstipcake Beach 10 and
11 a. m. Five- hours for loatinp, crabbing, and
foiling. Bound trip, 50c Take Columbia car.
K2.SO to I.nrny Cavern via B. A O.
Special train leavinc; Washington at 8:15 a. m.,
Sunday, October 1. Returning, leave Luray 5:30
p. m. Tickets also sold from intermediate sta
tions. Rate of $2.59 includes admUeion to cav
erns. Flooring, all one width,
in kiln dried North Carolina pinc;-law-priccs,
Excitement at Pretoria Over Unsty
Wn.r Preparations.
JOHANNESBURG;, Sept. 30. Both sides
are concentrating their forces at Laing's
Neck. Breastworks are being thrown up
and strategic positions occupied in this
PRETORIA. Sept 30. The -wildest ex
citement revails here. Vice President and
Commandant General Joubert will go to
Volkrust on the border today. Twenty-six
ammunition trains bavo already started for
this point. It Is believed that all govern
ment departments sad the high courts of
justice will close today, and' that martial
law will be proclaimed. All -women and
children are leaving Bloemfonteln.
LONDON, Sept. 30. 3 p. m. The reply
ot the Transvaal Government to Colonial
Secretary Chamberlain'B last despatch ha3
not yet been received here. It is be.ievel
that there has been a breakdown or some
or the South African land wires.
Gen. Sir Redvers Buller, who will com
mand the British troops in South Afii.a
in case or war, will sail for the Cape on
October 14.
Garcia DcHire to Surrender the 'Min
danao Province to Otis.
MANILA, Sept. 30. Fourteen American
prisoners, in charge or General Alejandrl
no and two Filipino majors, reached An
geles at 9:15 this morning. They are on
their way to Manila, where the Filipino
officers desire to interview General Otis.
It was stated in despatches from Manila
yesterday that General Alejandrino would
be allowed to pass through the American
lines with the American prisoners.
Two insurgent majors entered the Ameri
can lines on September 28, and said the
Filipinos were willing to release the Amer
ican prisoners held by them. In return
they requested permission for a commis
sion or insurgent officers to pass through
the lines. This request was granted, but
the next day the advance on Porac had
begun when the Insurgent officers appear
ed. Then the American commander de
clined to allow them to pass through our
The Secretary of War received a cable
gram from General Otis this morning an
nouncing that General Garcia, command
ing all the troops in the eastern part of
Mindanao, had addressed" to him a letter
expressing a desire to surrender and to
turn ever the province to the American
General Otis' despatch fo'.lows:
Manila, September 30, 1SS9.
Adjutant General, Wai-hington:
Communication dated 12th instant from Gen
eral Garcia, commanding all ias-urgents troops in
Eastern Mindanao, expresses leire to turn coun
try over to I'nited States authorities, and sur
render all insurgent arms. OTIS.
The following despatch was also re
ceived at the War Department this morn
ing: Manila, September 30, 1S90.
Adjutant General, Waihingtun:
Ohio, 3 ofliccrs, -19 men; Nevada Cavalry, 215
men, sailed yt'stcidaj via Hongkong and Guam;
two men, XcneiIj Go airy, Ui band,- insurgents.
The Diplomat and Soldier lrmviiel
In a South Aiiierlrnn River.
NEW YORK, Sept. 30..1 cable to the
"Herald" from Panama wys:
By the burning of the" steamer Mon
toya, of the Colombian Transport Line,
on the Magdalena River, a week ago, thirty
lives were lost, including that or Gen.
Julio Rengifo, former 'Secretary or the
Treasury or Colombia and Minister to
Ecuador. One ot the victims was a wo
man. The French steamer Lafayette, which ar
rived at Colon from Sabanilla this morn
ing, brought details of tne disaster. The
Montoya left Honda, far up the river, on
September 17. The fire- peems to have
started at night in a store room between
the decks, where the cabina "and saloons are
located. Of the firty passengers aboard,
only twenty were rescued. The rest, were
either drowned or burned to ashes.
Among the victims, Resides General
Rengifo, were Sonor Gomez, a prominent
man from Boyaca; Captain Plata, who was
coming down to join the Panama garrison,
and Captain Noguera, commanding the
Montoya. Among those saved rrom the
wreck were an American from Philadelphia,
Mr. Whitekin, chier engipeer or the An
tioquia Railroad, and u Mr. Jones, rrom
The Colombian Legation yesterday re
ceived a cable despatch from its Govern
ment announcing that Senor Don Julio
Rengifo, who was, in 1S9C, Secretary ot the
Colombian Legation and Charge d'Affaires
ad Interim in Washington, who had been
Secretary of the Treasury or Co'.ombia
rrom 1S9S to 1S99, and who had later been
accredited as Minister to Equador, had
been drowned in the Magdelena River
while on his way from Bogota to Quito.
General Rengifo was Vby profession a
soldier, and early made a name in .his na
tive country for military ability.
He more than once took a prominent
part in the rebellions in Colombia, and by
his energy, feurlessness, and real abi.ity
accomplished results which won,for him
high rank in the military service' of his
Government. During the latest insurrec
tion he bore "a conspicuous and distin
guished part, and added hew honors to his
already well-established fame. It was in
196 that General Rengif came to Wash
ington as the Secretary of the Colombian
Legation. By his amiability and his un
failing tactfulness, he japidly made friends
in the Diplomatic Corps. and in social anJ
political circles generally. His popularity
was universal and was sensibly heightenel
by the culture and charm or Madame Ren
gifo, whom many Washlngtonlans will re
call as Miss Regina Barbour, daughter of
the late James L. Barbour. The news of
General Rengifo's death was communicate 1
to Madame Rengifo yesterday by her
brother, with whom she has been stay.nj
temporarily in Washington. Madame Ren
gifo was complctly prostrated by the sad
den, sad intelligence. The news was pe
culiarly pathetic inasmuch as Madame
Rengifo was daily planning to rejoin Gen
eral Rengifo at his new post of duty. Her
preparations for the journey to South
America had been all but perfected when
the painful news came yesterday.
Captain OttleyComliiK.
Capt. C. L. Ottley, naval attache to the
British Embassy in the United States, ac
companied by his wife and child, 'will ar
rive at New York on their way to Wash
ington on the Cunard steamship Umbrla,
dae October 7.
II. & O. Week-End Co on try Excur
sions. ,
Tickets sold Saturdays anrt Sundays, good to
return until Monday followlic. at greatly re
duced rates from Wasliingtoa to Chariest own,
Frederick, Annapolis-Junction, and intermediate
Flynn'a IinKlucan Co lie fire, bth and K.
Business, shorthand, typ-witlne ?25 a, year.
. 1 ' . ' rCV
Mill work, letvcKt wutHtIorui,V
because of heavjt- purchases early. Cth and N.
Y. ave. uvr. -J .""
President Annouuces Three
District Appointments.
A SucceitHor to Justice Cox in the
Supreme Court General Anderson
to Be Dlntrict Attorney in Place of
Henry E. Dnvlx LouIm A. Dent Se
lected for Recorder of Wills,
The following Presidential appointments
for the District of Columbia were announc
ed at the White House this afternoon:
Department of Justice Job Barnard, of
the District of Columbia, to be Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court or the Dis
trict cf Columbia; Thomas H. Anderson,
of the District of Columbia, to be attorney
or the United States for the District or Co
lumbia. Department of the Interior Louis A.
Dent, of the District of Columbia, to be
Register of Wills for the District of Co
lumbia. The elevation of Mr. Barnard to ths
bench to succeed Walter S. Cox as Justice,
was not decided upon until yesterday even
ing. The President had beea con.ideilng
the names of several local attorneys for
the position. It is said that he endeavored
to appoint a man who would ba entirely
satisfactory to the loial bar. After lon
consideration it was decided that Mr. Bar
nard filled all the requirements and the
appointment .was made.
The designation of Thomas H. Ander
son as District Attorney to succeed Henry
E. Davis was virtually dacided upoa some
time ago.
Louis O. Dent, the new Recorder of
Wills, was tendered the position as soon
as Recorder J. Nota McGIll signified his
intention or resigning.
Mr. Barnard's Career.
Mr. Barnard may properly be called a
District man. Although he was born in In
diana, he has been a resident of the Dis
trict and has been closely identified with
its interests for nearly twenty-six years.
He was born in Porter county, Ind., Juno
8, 1844, and is consequently fifty-nine years
or age. He is descended from old Quaker
stock, his ancestors having been among the
original settlers at Nantuckett, and who
removed to North Carolina during the lat
ter part of the eighteenth century. In 1S11
Mr. Barnard's paternal grandfather movad
from North Carolina to Indiana, where the
family has since resided.
Mr. Barnard was educated in the public
schools of Porter county, and also at the
Valparaiso Male and Female College. Lat
er he graduated from the law department
of the Univeislty or Michigan. In iSG7 he
began the practice ol law at Crown Point,
Ind., where he remained until 1S73. In
that year he came to Washington, and was
appointed assistant clerk or the Supreme
Court or the District, succeeding Charles
McNamee. He held this position till 1S75.
when he formed a partnership for the
practice of law with his brother, Milton C.
Barnard, and James S. Edwards. This
partnership continued until 1SS2, when
Milton C. Barnard withdrew rrom the firm,
and went into the title examing business.
The firm of Edwards &. Barnard still ex
.ists. In 1SC2, when only eighteen years of age,
Mr. Barnard enlls.ted In Company K. Seventy-third
Indiana Volunteers, and served
throughout the war, being mustered out of
the servico in July", 18tio. He was a mem
ber or the same company as was Major L.
P.-Williams, who is at present the assistant
clerk or the Supreme Court of the District.
During the war Mr. Barnard saw mueh ser
vice in Alabama. Tennessee and Kentucky.
Mr. Barnard married Miss Florence Aurora
Putnam, a lineal descendant of Israel Put
nam. In 1890 Mr. Barnard was appointed
a member of the board of trustees of the
public schools in tha District and he still
holds that position.
Gen.'T. II. Anderson.
Gen. Thomas H. Anderson was born la
1848. He is a native of Ohio, where he
held several important po.iti:al offices. He
was chairman of his county committee and
the Congressional committee in 1SS9, an3
became subsequently a member o the Re
publican State executive committee of
Ohio, and a member of the city council
and board of education of Cambridge,
where he was also president of ssveral
corporations and business enterprises.
Having been admitted to the bar he prac
ticed law in the State and Federal courts
of Ohio, the United States Court of Claims,
and the Supreme Court of the Un.ted
While engaged as principal of the High
School at Cambridge, his home, he resign
ed his position in 1S71, in order to practice
his profession in that city in partnership
with Hon. J. D. Taylor, afterward the
president of the National Building and
Loan Association of the District of Colum
bia.. Upon the election of Mr. Taylor to
Congress in 18S2, he became the senior
member or the law firm or Anderson &
In 1S87 he was a prominent candidate for
attorney general of Ohio, and in 1889 was
appointed by President Harrison as Minis
ter Resident and Consul General of the
United States to Bolivia. Congress having
advanced the rank of the Bolivian mission
in 1890. the President again appointed him
as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plen
ipotentiary to that republic.
Coming to Washington permanently in
1893 as the senior member of the law firm
of Anderson, Doan & O'Neale, he soon took
high rank as a lawyer in this city. For the
past three years Colonel Anderson has been
manager and general counsel or the Wash
ington National Building and Loan Asso
ciation, which, under his guidance, became
a very successful institution.
Colonel Anderson was tendered the office
or Postmaster or the District or Colum
bia by President McKInley, but he declined
to accept the position.
Louis Addison Dent.
Louis Addison Dent Is a relative ot the
late Gen. U. S. Grant, being or the ramily
or Mrs. Grant. He was born In Maryland,
but has lived In tho District for many
years, or served In different Government
positions from the District. He has been
recently the American Consul at King
ston, Jamaica, and Is now on his way to
this, country from that post.
Mr. Dent is about thirty-seven years old.
He was appointed to the Government serv
ice first in the early SO's, receiving a place
in the Treasury Department. He was
transferred to the State Department In 1SS9
and served as stenographer and private sec
retary to Secretary Blaine until 1851.
The Prcnldent and Attorney General
Commend II Ira for Ills Work.
Henry E:-Davis yesterday received from
President McKInley a letter accepting his
resignation of the oSlce of District Attorney.
Accompanying 'the letter of the President
was one from Attorney General Griggs,
commending Mr. Davis for the excellent
manner in which he had conducted the ai-
Xorfolk and Wanh. &teninbont Co.
Delightful autumn trips daily to Old roint
Comfort. Newport News, Norfolk. Virginia Beicb,
and Ocean View. For schedule sec pagcTl.
Bent noft yellow Poplar
in town no advance in price. Cth and N. Y. ave.
fairs of the office during his incumbency.
Mr. Griggs' letter follows:
.1 forward you, under separate cover, an official
letter advising you of the acceptance of your
resignation of the office of Attorney of the United
States for the District of Columbia, tendered in
your letter of the 19th instant to the President.
The President has requested tliat I should convey
to jou, on his behalf, his very cordial apprecia
tion of the ability and success with which jou
have conducted the affairs of the Government dur
ing the time this important oflice has been under
your cliarse. To "this expression of the President's
appreciation, I desire to add my own, conveying
to you, both personally and ofticiallr, the assur
ance that in all matters connected with the De
partment of Justice your administration of the
office of District Attorney has commended itslf to
nie as that of a lawyer posBChsins a very high
depec of ability, added to a very high sense of
official and professional dutv. I ieS to express
to jou my mast sincere and cordial wishes for
great and continued success in your practice of
the honorable profcreion to which we both belong.
Ticket for the Capitol Stand to Be
Distributed by Ofllcials.
A limited number of tickets for seats oa
the stand Tuesday. October 3, for the pres
entation of the sword to Admiral Dewey
have been reserved for naval officers living
In Washington and their families. The
number of tickets will not admit of sup
plying more than one or two to each fam
ily, even If the privilege is not accepted by
everybody. In order that these tickets
may be distributed in such a manner that
all will be used, and those wishing them
may get them if practicable, it is requested
that application be made at once to the
Adjutant General or the Army, War De
partment, and the Chief of the Bureau of
Navigation, Navy Department. All appli
cations to receive consideration must be
in Room 22, War Department, and Room
2G6, Navy Department, by 10 o'clock Sun
day morning. Uniform for officers, full
Alonzo II. Hichnrdxon Xnined as Asj
lum Superintendent.
The Secretary of the Interior t:day an
nounced the appointment of Alonzo B.
Richardson to be Superintendent of the
National Asylum for the Insane at this
Dr. Richardson was superintendent of
the State Insane Asylum at Massilon, Ohio,
from 1S92 to 1898, fcaving previously served
In that position in the asylum at Columbus.
He will take charge of the National Asylum
October 16.
While Despondent EiiKene Moore
Took a Quantity of Landannm.
Eugene Moore, forty-nine years of age,
who lives at 461 Missouri Avenue, at
tempted to commit suicide this afternoon
by taking laudanum.
He was discovered by his wife in an un
conscious condition, and a call wa3 sent
for the Emergency Hospital ambulance,
and he was removed to that institution.
The surgeons at the hospital say he will
Thomas McCarthy, a Pressman, Dies
at the Hospital.
Thomas McCarthy, fifty years old, of 731
Third Street northwest, died at elevan
o'clock this morning at the Emergency
Hospital from a dose of carbolic acid taken
In mistake or medicine. Mr. McCarthy,
who was a pressman and stereotyper, had
been in ill health for some time and often
carried his medicine with him when he
went io work.
This morning about 5 o'clock in the
'"Pest" building, where he was employed,
he in some manner, mistook the carbolic
acid bottle for his medicine bottle, and
swallowed a large dose of the poison. He
was Immediately conveyed to the Emer
gency Hospital in an ambulance, where he
died at 11 o'clock this morning. He leaves
a wire and four children. The Coroner
gave a certificate or accidental death.
AVest Virslna Honors the Crniser
Net York's Cnptaln.
WHEELING, W. Va., Sept. 30. The at
tention of West Virginians is directed to
Morgantown, where the residents of that
university town are making elaborate pre
parations for the ceremonies and festivities
on October 14 for the presentation of a
beautiful sword to Capt. F. E. Chadwink.
of the New York.
Captain Cbadwick is a native of Morgan
town, and the people of his county have
been at work for the pas.t six months ar
ranging for him a welcome that will be
appropriate and indicative of the pride
they have In his record. Gov. G. W. At
kinson will make the presentation speech;
Rear Admiral Sampson will make an ad
dress, and other notable naval officers will
participate. The parade that will preceJe
the presentation is expected to be a mon
ster one for the size of the town. Tee
Wtst Virginia National Guard, companies
of the Tenth Pennsylvania Volunteers,
university cadets, and secret societies will
participate. The sword which to be pre
sented to Captain Chadwick was made by
n Philadelphia firm and cost $5,G00. Th
hilt is jeweled and a feature of the decora
tions is an engraved picture of the New
Admiral Dewey Answers a Chamber
of Commerce Ollicinl.
BOSTON. Sept. 30. Wallace D. Robin
son, President of the Boston Chamber or
Commerce and chairman or the joint com
mittee of that body and the Home Market
Club on the Dewey visit to Boston, re
ceived this letter yesterday:
On Board the Flagship Olympia. "
New York. September 2S.
Wallace D. Robin?on. Chairman Joint Committee:
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt cf
3 our letter of September 20, inviting me to be
in Boston in November. I thank you for jour
courteous letter and cordial invitation, but re
gret that I cannot make any engagement until
I lme been" to Washington. The Secretary of
the Navy has conferred with me reardin? the
subject of a visit to Boston, and I havp requested
him to leave the mutter open until after I have
scn him. Very sincerely yours.
The London Times Compliments the
Victor of Manila.
LONDON, Sept. 30. In an editorial on
Admiral Dewey this morning the "Times"
.says that Englishmen unanimously join in
tho congratulations which New York so
enthusiastically tendered on behair of the
whole nation to the victor of Manila.
A Ilnnd for Admiral Dewey.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Sept. 30. The
Fourth Artillery Band, at Fort Monroe,
has received orders to report in Wash
ington on Monday morning, and to have
clothing and supplies for a trip to San
Francisco. According to the bandsmen,
they will accompany Admiral Dewey across
the country.
It Will He Warm Tomorrow
At Chesapeake Beach. Two through trains at -10
and 11 a. in. Take Columbia car. SOe round
Bent Oak, Ash, Hickory,
for wheelwright and cabinet work at Cth asd N.
Y. ave.
Admiral Dewey Reviews the Grand
Pageant on Laud.
Ilnntingr, FlnKs, Streamers, and Pen
nants Smother a Great City Trib
utes ExcceiiliiB the Honors Be
stowed Upon the Triumphant Cne-arn-Tlie
Victor of Manila. Pre
sented With a Lovlns; Cup Ills
Brief Speech of - Thanks Schley,
Standing by Ills Side, Shares In the
Plaadits if the Crowd Miles Also
Kecoprnizcd and Cordially Greeted.
NEW YORK, Sept. 30. Another splendid
chapter cf the metropolitan fete-pageant
. in honor o Admiral Dewey's return to
uis uauve lanu is Deing unroiaed today.
The land parade i3 proving to be a fitting
companion celebration to the naval pa
geant of yesUrday, and thousands are do
ing honor to the cKy's guest- The popu
lace is enthusiastic to the highest pitch,
and the parade U met with cheers at every
point along the route.
The procession atarted from 122d Street
and Riverside Drive at 11 o'clock and pro
ceeded over the following route: River
side Drive to Seenty-second Street, to
Central Park wtst, to Fifty-ninth Street,
to Fifth Avenue and down Fifth Avenue
to Washington Square, where it passed
through the Washington Arch and was
dismissed on the south side of the square.
At the reviewing stand above the tri
umphal arch at Twenty-fourth Street and
Fifth Avenue tne Admiral left his carriage
to re vie. v the pug.ant.
The governors not commanding organiza
tions a!;o too.-c seats on 'the grand stand.
As each military organization wneeled past
the Admiral's stand, tne demonstration in
creased and Dav.ey was apparently as well
pleased as the viuors vho came to witness
the greatest show j: New York's history of
superb pageants.
The disp.ay was equal to the most ro
state expectations. Ihe troops marched
with a gallant air and military precision,
fully appreciates the honor of parsing in
review before the Admiral who won so
great a victory in the Far East. They did
tnelr ery beat ior Dewey, as Dewey did
his very btsi lor tea Hag of his country
and the result was a pageant of uniformed
men moving with a rcjtnm that was in
spiring between tond roars of humanity
gathered to cheer trie participants In ihetr
eiiorts to please the city guest of honor,
I''ori:;iiliou of the Parade.
The formation ol tee land parade was as
JIajer General Ln-tm If. Uoe,
Cbaiiu.-u ot L.mi!.Uti: ou ltaa iarsd?,
ai.a s turf.
bou- s Liud.
liattjlion oia-itur trviu the Otyuipra,
Comnnucu uv l.trut. Luiiimancer titvrge P.
CAKHlAt.ES .im wr.e XD EsCORTS.
Aaaur.il litutge wutj and ILnor ua WydL
Capt. t-t-iiA. itLua, U. &- --; Upt. J. IS.
C'i;m.in. L. 2. 3.
Cipt. N. It. .Uwyer, L. S. N.; Clpt. B. P.
Laimierton. L-. b. .
upc. .taa njl.r, IT. S. 2.;v Comnuader E.
l Uood, L. S. '.
Litut. t. 11. lirumby. U. S. 51; Lituu Wl IL
Cjiuweil, L'. i". X. '
Litut. Comuioourc A- C lhdgson, U. S. Nl;
Ensign w. r. c.it, U. S. .
Htjr Auniirji n. L. liim-bon, L. S. X., ami
Kutiiiuli'it ..ufegt-Uieimer, i'n?iuent of Cotineit.
I apt. 1. 1. cooptr, L. s. ..; Lieut. It. C.
I'outiOstface, L. s. .-.; Lieut. . B. Uhittfcs,
l. . :.
Bear Admiial W. T. Sampson, U. S. X.; Tiwnai
K. nooeo. llesiutLt ot the It aru o: Aldermen.
Capt. i. t. JcunI, L. 2. .; Capt. C. J. train,
L". S. X.; Lieut. Commander -Nattian sargent, 0.
S. X; Lieut. Conuruncer W. n. 11. 2utheti2ad,
I'. S. X.
Capt. K. 1 Chadwick, -C. S. X.; Capt. IL C.
Tavior, L. s. X.; Lieui. Commander C. M?K.
tin3T0w, L". S. .; Litut. K. L. Henjett, C i. X.
Bear Admiral J. tt- 1'tutip, LT. a. X.; St. C'fcnr
Mctvelway, Ccminander J. 1. J. kellty.
l'jy Inspector t). A. smith. U. 25. X.; Xaral
Constructor . L. tapps, U. S. X.; Lieut. Com
mander F. II. Bailey, L. S. X.
l'jy Inspector J. roster, L". S. X.; Medical In
spector 1'. tKiaiiunioEs L. S. X.; surgeon C Bid
uie. L. 2. .; Luut. A. C. Aimy, U. S. X.
l"ay Insect r I. U. Hobbs. I . S. X.; Comman-
der W. 2". Bsily, L. a. I.; 2urjre.u J. 1.-Capc-wood,
I'. 2". N.; Lieut. J. 11. Uulwin-. C SI N.
l'jv master L. li. Bo?!;-. L. a. N.; Lieut. Cem
maniier A. F. Dixun. L. S. X.; 1'aj master J. 2'.
Carpenter, L. S. .; Capt. (I. Barnctt, U. 2. JL
C IT. S. V.
auiptcn C E. II. Harman. I. S. X.; Surg3n
L. :. Ucneleiscr, L. S. X.; Lieut. M. Bristol, C.
S. .f 1'ajrr.ojUr F. 1. Arms, U. S. X.
Surjcton J. C. Byrnes. I. is. X.; Lieut. Oem
mar.dir B. C. Ucms, t". Sj. X.; Lieut. W. 11.
Uur.cn, t. S. X.; Liiut. E. R. Volluck, L S. X.
Delaware, Uov. E. W. Tunnell. Adjutant' (len
jral, and ernon M. Davfa, and David A. Broody.
Bennsjlvania, (!ov. W. A. 2tone, Adjutant Gen
eral, snd X. O. Fanning, and FranK C. LoreiaiHl.
Xew Jersey, Gov. 1. It. Miheta, Adjutant (len
cral, and William J. Seva!l, and A. 2'. Oelk-".
South Carolina, Gov. B. Jlibwtmey. Adjutant
Central, and A. il. Uownes, and . J. K. Ka
Ufy. Xortli Carolina. Gov. D. ! Rus-ell. Adjutant
General, and Emanuel BhimensttiL. and W. V,.
Rhode Island. Gov. Elurn Oyer, Adjutant (Itn
eral, and Hugh J. Grant, anil ll..var.t CaneH.
Vermont, Guv. E. C. amisb, Adjutant General,
and William It. luart. and Lieut. Gov. T. L.
'lemiesMrc. Gov. Benton McMilUn, Adfutant
General, and J. I. Kane, and William C. Bryant.
Ohio, Gov. A. S. Boshnell. Adjutant Gtaeial.
and Col. William L. Brown, and focHwr Mayor
Louisiana, Adjutant General W. C Watfoer, and
John W. Vroorran. and F. F. Fttzsirald.
Mississippi. Adjutant General i. X. lltmry. Si-IIa-
B. Butcher, and U. F. Cnnni.cn as ereett.
Oregon, Gov. T. P. Geer. Adjutant Cenerai, and
West Virginia. Gov. J. W. Atkinn. Adjutant
General, and Charles A. Schitren. and Murat Hal
stead. W'jominjr, Gov. DtFrrt Richard. Adjutant
General, and Rules B. Cbwine;, and Jam! slurv
I'tah. Gr. II. M. Well. AdJHtaat Crfnrul. ami
Bird S. Color, and Miholas Mulkr.
Major Gen. eln A. MHc. an.l AId l. S. A,.
with former Gov. Leu I'. Mwt.n, and Bdurard
Lauterbach. 2 escort.
Major Gen. Wesley Merritt. V. S. A., ami Aide,
with W. WV Foster and John C. Calbaun. '
Rear Admiral Jovfj.h M. Miller, I . S. X.r and
Rear Admiral W. S. 2chtey, with JtilHam BrrL
Gen. W. S. Shallenberger, Charte II. Cramp,
and Lel XUon.
Special Rtception Committee. Chaunery M. De- te ,
pew, Richard C.oVer. William M. MrAifcm. m
Municipal Assembly Committer. Jelm F. Jfc
Call. Eliat Goedman. George A. Barrel!. J. J.
Smith. Jacob J. Felton. Jamc K. Gaflney. Mat
thew E. Dooley. Benjamin ItodJae. Adolph Ilat
ttnroth. Frank "Goodwin. J. Caidy, John T. Oak
ley. John J. McCarry. Adam Uieb.
Capt. Charles M. Thoma. V. S. X., Cemmand-
inff, and Stall. )
Fint Battalion.
Cnlted States Matires.
Jlaj'or Taul St. Clair Murphy. V. S. M. Corpj,
Commanding, and Staff. j
Companies under command ot Capt. A. C. Doven, J
Capt. T. I. Kane, Capt. P. M. Bannon,
Capt. J. A. Lejeiiiie.
Srrond Battalion. S
Sailors of X"W York.
Lieut. Commander W. P. Potter,
Commanding, and Staff.
Companies under Command ol Liaut. J. B. Blish,
' Ensign IL P. Perrill. Ertizn A. J. Wadhams,
Third Battalion.
Sailora of the Texas.
Lieut. Commander G. B. Harber.
Commanding, and Staff.
$1.2. to Baltimore nail Return -via B.
it O. Saturday anil Sunday.
September 30 and 0tcbcr 1. good for return
until followinz Monday. Tickets good on ail
trains except Royal Limited.
Frank LHilicy fc Co. give lowest
cmotations. lumber and mill work. Cth and K.
Y. ave.
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