WILMINGTON, DEL., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29 , 1888 .
CHOICE HOLIDAY GOODS
Fine line of rich Novelties.
G. F. RUDOLPH.
Fourth and Market.
HEW YEAR GIFTS!
For those who were not remembered in th*
whirl and excitement of the tin vs before
Christmus. Special attractions in
STREET AND AT HOME
To sulteverybody. Warm lined Slippers and
Shoes, Rublier Boots, Alaskas and High I
tics tombe snow storms to come. Everything
in footwear at our usual moderate prices.
Family Shoe House,
No. 206 Market Street,
TH0S. F. HANLON,
NO. » EAST SEVENTH STREET.
Rorwich Union Fire Insurance Society
American Insurance Co. of Newark, M. J.
fcy" All kinds of properties insured.
WILL YOU CALL
AND LOOK AT MY NEW STOCK?
Have the latest styles in Fall
and Winter Goods for Over
coats, Suits, etc.
NO. 4 EAST THIRD STREET.
HANKING AND FINANCIAL.
Central National Bank. I
Wilmington, December 7. 1888, f
Tho annual election for directors of this
bank will he held at the banking house on
Tuesday. January 8, 188«, between the hours of
2 and 4 o'clock in tbe afternoon.
JOHN PEOPLES, Cashier.
R. R. ROBINSON & CO.,
BANKERS AND BROKERS
Corner Fourth and Market Streets.
10 shares Wilmington Coal Gas Stock.
Stocks bought and sold in th* New York,
Philadelphia and Boston markets on commis
Letters of credit given, available in all part*
the world, and drafts on England Ireland,
France, Germany and Switzerland issued.
EJ8HK ARTISANS' SAVINGS BANK,
NO. SO* MARKET STREET.
Open daily from 9 o'clock a. m. until 4 p. m.,
and on Tuesday and Saturday from 7 to 8 p. m.
MONEY LOANED ON MORTGAGES.
GKO. W. Büsh,
E. T. Tatlob, Treasurer.
Jos. M. Mathkb, Secretary.
Gko. S. Capelle,
LOST AND FOUND.
ii KA REWARD^—STOLEN. BLOOD ''BAY
®y" horse, fourteen hands high, black mane
and tail, one white hind and two white front
feet, weak eyes. Fifty dollars reward will be.
paid for the return of (he horse and arrest of
the thief. GEORGE L. BATTEN, Woodland
Mills. Porter's Station, Del.
VUTl: K i. HEREBY GIVE NOTICE
■V that I shall apply at the next session of
the General A^ienibley for a divorce from my
fausbaud, Moses C. Alexander.
A Friendly Tip
It is not clicked over the
ed over the
'phone, or screamed from the streets,
alleys or byways : Its
ALL ON THE QUIET.
Maybe it's a foolish thing to
think it is.
But we con
sidered the matter carefully and
well before finally deciding that we
must do such wholesale cutting and
slashing in prices to reduce our im
mense stock. Rival dealers stick to
old big profit ideas and claim
We're in the Lurch,
But we're not. We have only got
a lot of funny, new-fangled notions
about selling goods,
rather sell at a loss and let our pa
trons get the benefit than to move
our goods in the new store or keep
them till they're shopworn, and we
are forced to loose money on them,
while nobody is henefitted. By our
plan we turn our goods into money
quickly aud have the money to hay
new goods, while we make a host of
friends by selling fine clothing for
In Children's clothing,
sell a suit and overcoat at a price
plainly below cost and present the pur
chaser with a handsome sled. It may
be madness, but there's method in it.
The sled materially assists the young
ster in wearing out the clothes, and
gives the goods a test that will make
the whole family our customers.
Children's full suits, #2.00 to
#5.00.. We have the best ia town,
and yon get the choice of our stock
Men's all-wool fine dress suits,
formerly #18.00 and up, now #10,00
to #12.00. This is no "old gag."
It's new enough to bankrupt most
clothing men, but
Former prices #6.;©0 to
We Know Our Business
and will «tick close to it and let the
Overcoats go to-day for almost no
Satin-lined Fur beavers, worth
#25, to-day help yourself for #18.
We sold Fur Beavers for #10 that
couldn't be bought in this town for
less than #12, but to-day we will give
you the same coat for #7.50.
That were $f8, to-day the price is $12
That were 15, to-day the price is 10
Thai were 48, to-day the price is
That were 10, to-day the price is 7
That were &, to-day the price is 5
The îiwggeat lice in the state, and for
#1 to #13 less than you can duplicate
them for elsewhere. Prices from #]
The latest styles of regular 50c
neckties, to-day 43c.
The latest styles of regular 25c
WILMINGTON'S LEADING ONE-PRICE
Clothiers and Merchant Tailors,
CROSBY & HILL'S OLD STAND.
220-222 Market Street.
H. CLAY WARD,
JAS. H. WARD,
220 and 222 Market St, Wil
122 E. Baltimore St, Balti
621 Pennsylvania Ave., Wash
ington, D. C.
TARIFF REFORM BANQUET
Eminent Democrats Meet to
Feast and Orate.
GKOVER CLEVELAND'S REGRETS.
Not a More Formality, but a Genuine
Expression— Speaker Carlisle Also Re
gret*—Hut There Were Plenty Mere to
l>o the Talking ami Eating.
? Boston, Dec. lit).—Tito Massachusetts tariff
reformers met at the Vendôme last night to
commemorate tho hard work if not to cele
brate tho victory of tho recent political cam
paign. Incidentally they ate a grand dinner
and after that had some big tariff speeches
by more or less big tariff speakers. Next to
the absence ol President Cleveland, who sent
u letter, the disappointment of the feast was
the unexpected non-attendance of James Rus
sell Lowell, who made the club's iost annual
dinner memorable by declaring that Cleve
land was tho finest presidential type since
But this did not lessen the enthusiasm, and
it was plainly evident that these most radi
cal eif tho tariff radicals of the country re
garded the defeat of Cleveland os equivalent
to a victory for tariff reform. For this
gathering they asked that precocious young
statesman, Cambridge's beardless mayor,
"Billy" Russell, to preside, aud the 81-year
old gubernatorial candidate of tho state
Democracy made a speech no less brilliant
than the mauy.be made on the stump lust
Round about him at tho head table were
euch oid wise head* os President Eliot, Col
lector Ballons tall, Congressman-elect An
drew George, Fred Williams, CoL Codman,
William Lloyd Garrison, Robert Treat
Paine, Robert Blakie, tho woollen manufac
turer, who want« free wool; Henry X,
Pierce, Sherman Hoar, the senator's recreant
nephew ; Edward Atkinson aud hundreds of
others always on band at Mugwump love
feasts. Secretary Fairchild, as representing
the administration, made a spc««h, which
was warmly applauded, and wbat fie said
was the chief card of the evening.
A letter from Mr. Cleveland was read, as
ExBrmvB Ma.vsiov, l
Washington, IX C., Dec. JW. f
Messrs. Sherman, Hoar and others, committee:
Gentlemen— 1 am exceedingly sorry that I can
not be present ai the annual dinner of the Massa
chusetts Tariff Reform league on the 2hth inst.
Tins is not merely a formal aud common expres
sion of regret. It truly indicates how much 1
should enjoy meeting the members of your
league, and how glad 1 should be to express in
person my appreciation of their important serv
ices in a cause to which 1 am earnestly attached,
and to acknowledge at the same time their fre
quent and encouraging manifestations of per
I know, too, that It would be profitable and ad
vantageous to be even for a brief period within
the inspiring influence of the atmosphere sur
round mg patriotic and uuseHlsh men, bonded to
gether iu the interests of their fellow country
men and devoted to the work of tariff reform.
This reform appears to me to be os fur reaching
in it« purposes as the destiny of our country, aud
as bread in ita beneficence as tire welfare of our
It is because the efforts of its advocates ore not
discredited by any sordid motive; that they arc
able, boldly and confidently, to attack the strong
holds of selfishness and greed. Our institutions
were constructed in purity of purpose and love
for humanity. Their operation is adjusted to the
touch of national virtue and patriotism* and their
results, uader such guidance, must be the pro»
parity and happiness of our people, and so long
os tire advocates of tariff reform appreciate the
sentiment« in which our institutions hod their
which alone can guide their operatious;
they apprehend the forcek
as they, in a spirit of* true patriotism, ore conse
crated to the service of their country, temporary
defeat brings no discouragement, it hut prove*
the stubbornness of the forças of combined self
ishness, and discloses how far the people have
been led astray and how great la the necessity of
.redoubled effort* iu their liebalt.
To lose faith In the intelligence of the people is
a surrender and an abandonment,of the struggle.
To arouse their intelligence and free it from
darkness and delusion gives assurance of speedy
.and complete victory.
In the track of reform are often the dead hopes
of pioneers and the despair of those who fall
the march But there will be neither despair
nor dead hope* in the path of tariff reform, nor
shall iu pioneers fail to reach the heights.
Holding fast their faith and rejecting every
alluring overture and every daoeptive compro
mise which would betray liner sacred trus). they
themselves shall regain and restore the patri
imony of their countrymen, freed from the tres
pass of grasping encroachment ami safely se
cured by the genius of American justice and
-equality. Yours very truly.
The applause which followed tbe reading
of tho letter having abated. President Cleve
land'* health was drunk standing,
three cheers was given, and then Mr. Russell
introduced. Secretary Fairchild a* a repre
sentative of the administration.
Mr. Fairchild was received with cheers
and clapping of hands. After expressing hi*
appreciation of the honor conferred by ask
ing him to be the guest of the league, he-said
the.election had by no means decided the
questions of the tariff and tariff reform. The
struggle had only begun.
Speaker Carlisle sent a letter crpressiijr
Lis regret at not.being able to be present, and
among other things saying; "Under the cir
cumstances all I can do is to stand you tbe as
surance of my warmest sympathy with
every effort that may be made to advocate
the people's cause in the struggle now going
OB between the friends of industrial freedom
and the beneficiaries of. industrial slavery.
This struggle has just commenced iu this
country, and those who delude themselves
with the hope that it will be abandoned be
fore the triumph of right over wrong are
simply augmenting ti e weight of the blow
that will inevitably fall upon them in the
future. This is not a threat, but a friendly
Speeches ware also made by Gen. P. A.
Collin», Congreesmau Asbbel P. Fitch, of
New York, who said the president's message
voiced tho sentiments of many leading Re
publicans; President Eliot, of Harvard; CoL
T. W. Higginson, Leopold Morse aud others.
MURDER IN FR££DMEN*S HOSPITAL.
A Tallent Shoot* His Sleeping Brother, a
Nurse. Twice Through the Read.
Washington, Doc. 29.—Fraedmen's hos
pital was the scene of a startling murder
early in the morning. Tho tragedy occurred
in a small room near the front door of Ward
No. 1. The victim was a colored man named
Isaac Carey, a nurse in tbe hospital, aud the
murderer was his brother, Taylor Caroy,
who was a patient in the hospital
About 5 o'clock Taylor arose and partially
dressed himself. Then be made his way to his
brother's room, where the latter was sleeping
soundly. A large "bulldog" revolver be
longing to the sleeping man was lying on his
clothing on a vacant cot. Taylor picked up
tbe revolver and fired a shot, sending a
bullet through his brother's brain. Atter
killing his brother Taylor left tbe room and
walked to the frout door, where he stood for
a moment, and, thinking he had not com
pleted h.» ùroùiy work, he returned aud fh*d
a second shot, sending this bullet, like tbe
other, through his brother's head.
The rU'Udeier was arrested. Money mat
ters, bs -:1a.ms, led to the killing.
NEW HAVEN'S BIG SENSATION.
llr^inning «f ♦It«' Trowbrhljc« Divorce Suit
m » >■ tjn<*l to » Scandal.
Nr.w Have... Deo. 2D.—One of the most
imiKirtant divorce cases ever on the superior
court docket in this city is that which was
ItegutI yesterday, in which CoL Rutherford
Trowbridge seeks to bo separated from his
wife, Alice Anderson Trowbridge, the
daughter of the well known millionaire to
bacconist, John Anderson, because of her
alleged adultery with Jonathan Ingersoll,
clerk of the superior court and a memlier of
the well known distinguished Connecticut
family of that name.
The judge who presides is cx-Governor
Andrews, and quite an argument was hud
over the signing of tho answer by Mr. Doo
little. The latter moved to have certain
clauses of tho complaint stricken out and
made more definite. Ho also filed u er Sc
hill, in which lie charge* Col. Trowbridge
with being a drunkard ami with intolerable
cruelty. Other allegations of tho cross bill
are of a very sensational character.
Lawyer Baldwin is decidedly averse to hav
ing tho case tried in open court, as it will
have so many objectionable and 'sensational
features, hut Mr. Doolittle has no scruples of
the kind, and he said that he proposed to try
the case in open court, and doubtless the
sessions will ho largely attended.
Mr. Doolittle filed an answi t and denial to
the allegations of tho plaintiff, showing that
tlie plaintiff was not entitled to a divorce.
Mr. Piatt moved to erase all tho answers ex
cept the general denial. Judge Andrews took
the papers, and will hear argument upon the
motion next Friday.
PROBABLY A FALSE CLEW.
Mrs. KoHilrr, a Hoboken I*nndludy ( Think*
She llrcognizea the Victim of rhilitdel
|»hla*«t Murder My At cry bh a Xtoccnt (»tient.
Philadelphia, Dec, 29.—Tho butchered
body of the murdered man found in the park
nu Monday morning has been identified by
Mrs. Barbara Koehler, the proprietor of tbt
Hotel Garni, Hoboken, as that of a man
named Hermann Kreutsmann, who stopped
at her house.
Mrs. Koehler and her son-in-law, John Fan
ning, who is a roundsman on tho Hoboken
police force, arrived at Broad street station,
aud were met by Detectives Woods and
Geyer. They all proceeded to tin* morgue,
where Dr. Delker was engaged in embalming
the remains Superintendent Robinson un
covered tho fsco and Mrs. Koehler and Fan
uing jeered down ujion the white features,
"That's Kreutsmann. I know him!
Dot vas the man
claimed Mrs. Koehler,
who stop mit my house.
"Yes, it looks like the man I ate suppoi
with at tho boarding house," said Fanning.
They were told to look carefully, and after
a minute examination they both declared
that the body was that of Kreutsmann.
When Mrs. Koehler returned to police
headquarters she told Chief Wood what she
knew about the man. 8he said that at first
she had concluded that the ghastly remain,
were those of George Etzold, oae of hot
Later she was convinced that the deceased
was a German named Kreutsmann, mho had
stopped at her house one dly and a night.
He came from Indiana to Hoboken to meet
his wife, who had been, or is still, in Europe.
Bhe could not recall what city or town h«
lived in, but knew he was doing a thriving
trade os a tinsmith and had plenty mf money.
Mrs. Kreautsmann did not arrive by the
steamer she wrote she would take, and hot
husband left Mrs. Koehler to visit
countrymen in this city.
Mrs. Koehler met him several days later
and Inquired if his wife had joined him. U«
said that she had disappointed him. Ho in
tended waiting the arrival of the next
steamer, and, if she was not aboard, said ho
would then return home. Kreutsmann wa*
neatly dressed when she saw him and carried
o yellow sache). He was about 5 feet Ö inches
in height and was stout, had dark brown hair
and a this mustache. He was Between 35 and
38 years old.
The detectives do not believe in Mrs.
Koehler's story, hot think it a case of mis
taken identity. According to Mrs. Koohler'i
statement Kreutsmann was well dressed,
clean and neat in appearance, while the body
wos very dirty, and from all appearances
the man had nut taken a bath for some time.
AN ITALIAN MURDERER CAPTURED.
Ho Was tlif I.cikH»* fteijpetrator of a Sen
National Crime in Italy.
New York, Dec. 29.—Pietro Dinorvo,
Italian brigand, who robbed and murdered
the Marqua. Qiulio Sanduzzi at the latter'»
villa near Toreila, Italy, ln WHO, was arrested
by Insjiector ByrnesT men, who found him
at Stamford, Conn., and ie will be taken
back to Italy, extradition pojwrs Laving
already been granted.
Tbe marquis was very wealthy, and noted
for his benevolence, and was killed while
heroically resisting three burglars 1*1 by
Dinarvo, who bad entered tbe villa and wen
rifling the strong box. They secured over
109,000 francs The affair made a great sen
sation throughout Italy. Two of tho rob
bers were caught in the mountains. They
confessed and betrayed Dinarvo, but he os
caped from the country. The New York
police wore notified, and after a long search
they have captured the nanrderer.
Dinarvo has been working for contractors
on railroad* sinoe arriving in this country
To Unit« th« Preabyterluu 'Church.
New York, Hoc. 29.— Tho committees on
reunion of tho Northern and Southern assen
Hies of the Presbyterian charch held a secret
session in this city yesterday, and were ten
dered a reception last night by the New York
presbytery. It was stated that no special
business was transacted at the meeting, but
it was believed that the purpose of .the com
mittees would be effected at to-day« session.
Dr. Howard Crosby delivered an address ol
welcome at the reception in the evening, and
Rev. Moses H. Hoge, of Richmond, Va , re
sponded, expressing a strong desire far union
of tbe church. Rev. C. L Thompson, of
New York; Rev. Joseph T. Smith, of Balti
more, and others also spoke.
Dro*nied While Hack Hunting.
Baltimore, Dec. 29.—Professor Pan)
Combs, aged 30, a member of the faculty of
tho Maryland Agricultural college,
drowned on Breton's bay, near Leonardtown,
St. Mary's county. Ho was gunning for
ducks and was standing up in his boat, just
about to fire, when the sail shifted and
knocked him overboard. The body has not
been found. Tbe accident was seen from the
shore by Combs' mother and others of bit
Pearson'« Resignation Rumored.
New York, Dec. 29.— It was reported last
evening upon good authority that Posmaster
Pearson, of this city, had tendered hi* resig
nation, and that tbe same had been forwarded
to Washington. Mr. Pearson has been offered,
it is said, a prominent position in a local in
ill 1*1« AuUputitHh
Adelaide, South Australia, Dec. 29.— The
American baseball teams played a game hers
yesterday, resulting as follows: Chicago, 12;
All Ainarirau» A •
Sudden Death of a Versatile
HIS HE LD DROPPED IN A «ASKET.
Ho Hohlly Faced Heath In Awful Form
tho Guillotine—A Mob Witnessed the
Execution of Ills Sentence—Story of ill.
Crime and How lie Was Found Out.
Paris. Doc. 20.— Prado, the mysterious vil
lain who called bimsolf Count Louis Freder
ick Luiska do LastiUon, was guillotined at
7:35 o'clock yesterday morning for the mur
der of Mario Aguctant, the cocotte. By the
French law condemned murderers ore not
notified of tho time of execution until a half
hour before the march to tho guillotine is
begun. Prado was awakened shortly before
7 o'clock, and grullly informed that his hour
had come. The assassin lost none of his
bravado or coolness. Hu signified that hit
was quite ready, and submitted to ho dressed
with the utmost King froid.
This most brilliant, brazen and brutal as
sassin of modern history died with a blas
phemy upon hts lii>s.
"Take it away," bo muttered to tho father
confessor, who tried to press it crucifix to the
murderer's lilts before his soul had passed
away into the great beyond; "take that thing
away from me."
Daylight broke over a curious crowd in tho
deadly Place de la Hocquotte. It was a holi
day crowd, ami a ribald one, recruited tor the
most part from that peculiar class of women
whoso fortunes Prado hud been in the habit
of devouring. Stimulated by absinthe and
revenge, they laughed and they joked and
they sang and made boisterously merry at
tho approaebiug death of their common
"These Jezebels make fun of me," hiatal
Prado, as the executioner was pinioning him
in his cell, "I have heard them laugh before
mo, but 1 have also soon their tears. Any
how, ladies, Wo are quits!"
Tho prison doors swing apart and a pro
cession moves out toward tho grim, black
guillotine. Hemmed in by a troop of gen
darmes and soldiers ami gaudily ca|tarlsoued
government officials is a shapely young man.
He is without coat or vest, and his white
woolen skirt has been cut low at the nock, oe
a society queen's hall dross, for tho fata)
knife. His dark skin blanches, bis upper lip
curls and bis squirrel like eyes glare defiance.
Shrieks of triumph go up from tho mob.
"Pradel" "Assossiul" "To
But Prado Is deaf to the uproar. His head
is erect, his neck is bent forward, his eye.
are fixed on tho block, lie 'quickens his pace,
as if some special linger is beckoning him
"Down with him!" fiercely bowls the mob,
os almost simultaneously with Ills rejection
of tho crucifix four athletic jail officials
seize the prisoner roughly, throw him to the
ground and force his head through the
wooden noose, above which tho huge knife
"Bravo.! Bravo!" yells a feminine chorus.
The knife descends and Prado's head rolls
Into the basket below.
Thu* did this precocious scoundrel expiate
the murder of Marie Aguetant, a beautiful
woman who had long been known among tbs
frequenters of the promenade at tho Eden
theatre as "La dame aux diamants." It is
not certain whether ho was a Spaniard, a
Mexican, a Frenchman or a Polo. He was
born in 1354, and hinted that ho was a son of
Napoleon III. After traveling round tho
world, he became an officer iu the Carlist
army, and began bis career of robbery by
stealing 8,(XX) franoe worth of jowolry fiom
the house of a Irland. In fact, all his crimes
wer« i*rpctrated agolust people who had
Versatile and utterly reckless, without one
scrap of conscience or one gram of fear, bs
lived by his wit* for twenty years. Ho was
an adept iu the practice of making towns
and countries too hot to hold him, but he
always anticipated the police. It woe only
to Paris and to a Parisian woman that he
aigieured to has e mure than a ; passing attach
ment. This woman's name is Eugenie For
estier. When tho French police hod given
up all hope of tracking the murderer of
Marie Aguetant, Prado's friend, Eugenie,
came forward and denounced him.
tin Jan. 14, 18SH, Marie Aguetant
found murdered iu her room In the Hue
Gaumartin, and her diamonds, with certain
valuable share certificates and other securi
ties, were goua Marie was one of tho dozen
or mare victims whom Prado had sent, first
to miserable poverty, and then to death.
Two days after this murder be was la
Madrid, making furious love to the daughter
of the jeweler to whom he had pledged
Marie's jewels. He even took tho dangerous
stop of giving her his photograph, aud this
proved to bo one of the strongest evidences
against him at his triaL Perhaps the secret
would have remained unrevealed if this in
veterate and Mephistophelean Don Juan had
not alighted his old flame, Eugenie. She was
« jealous woman, and her jealousy caused, at
any rate, one righteous sacrifice.
THE TIMES' DESPERATE GAME.
A Fortune Offered tu Sheridan to Ou to
London and Testify Against Parnell.
Dl'sux, Dec. 21).—Tho Freeman's Journal
prints the following iu reference to tho Par
"The Times hiS prolonged the amount of
evidence regarding outrages In the hope of
securing testimony which would justify At
torney General Webster's statements, made
in his opening address. Finding the ground
slipping from under its feet, it resolved upon
a desperate game. An emissary was dis
patched to America. Ho found Sheridan at
Pueblo, Colo., and tried to induce him to go
to Loudon and testify before tbacommissioii,
promising that if his evidence was satis
factory £10,000 would be paid to faim within
an hour after bit examination was finished.
Sheridan played possum with the agent for
a time, and was finally offered £5,two down
it ho would nccotupany the agent to Eng
land. Sheridan tuen declined to accept the
offer, and said that he did not desire to shore
the fate of James Carey."
To be Created Cardinal*.
Lwdon, Dec. 21).—Tho Chronicle's Rome
correspondent says that a consistory will lie
held at the Vatican on Jam 28, ut which
Mgra. Macchi and Aunihala aud the Arch
bishop of Catania will be created cardinals.
_ t A "" H1 * Xtu**le.
COLtnisfS' U., Dec. 29.—It has leaked out
teat at a meeting of the officers of the
Chi istian church, of this city, lost U ednes
day evening, the troubles that have arisen
because of the bad report* concerning their
new pastor, Rev. Fred Bell, which came
from all places where lie has preached before,
culminated in a personal encounter between
tbe pastor and Elder Flinn. Fiimi
the dismissal of the pastor, aud said he bad
letters in his pocket proving him a first class
fraud. Ear. —End, wiid v. .»Ù lags, leaped
upon the elder, and, bearing him down be
tween the pews, choked hun until he was
black in Ihe face. They were separated, aud
the meeimg adjourned in confusion.
GOVERNOR HILL'S STAFF.
ROarly All tie Old Memlter. lten|i|mtnte(l.
Albany, I;«-. 29.— Governor Hill ha*offl
it tally ainuuUKwil hi* stall'. There are very
lew changes. Gen. Wylie, Gen. Freeman
ami Col. 1'iiiyn retire at their own request.
There were a large number of new appli
cants lor each position. The position ol
quartermaster general ami that ol one aide
de camp aro loft vacant lor the present, but
will hereafter be filled as occasion requires.
Col. William O. Bice is reappointed private
secretary, und Col. E. I* Judson is appointed
military secretary. The following is the off)
Maj. Gen. Josinh Porter, adjutant general
Toappoiutod) ; Brig. Gem Charles K. Rob
bins, general inspector of rillo practioa (re
appointed) ; Brig. Gem Joseph I». Bryant,
surgeon general (reappointed) ; Brig. Gen.
J. M. Variait, chief of ordnance (reap
pointed) ; Brig. Gen. Ktnli Schaefer, Inspector
general (reappointed) ; Brig. Gen. Ralph
Braudoth, commissary general of subsist
ence (reappointed) ; Brig. Gun. \V. C. Blokes,
j«ymaster general (reappointed); Brig. Gen.
Clifford A. II. Bartlett judge advocate
general (reappointed) ; Brig. Gen. Ferdinand
P. Earle, of Now York city, chief of artillery
(now appointment) ; Col. E. L Judson, second
military secretary; Col. Hugh O'Donolme,
aide do camp (reappointed); CoL A. B. Hil
ton, aille de camp (reappointed) ; Col. W. F.
Lansing, of Herkimer county, aide tie comp
(new appointment); CoL U. B. McClellan,
Jr., of Now York city, aide do camp (now
appointment), and Col. Marcus Bussell, of
Troy, aide tie camp (new appointment).
FASTEST VESSEL AFLOAT.
Vesuvius, the New Dynamite Cruiser, Him*
Nearly Twenty Knots un Hour Through
a Heavy Sea—A Moat Satisfactory Trial.
ITlIl.AliEl.rniA, Dec. 29.—The dynamite
cruiser Vesuvius left Philadelphia Thur»
day to make a second test of her speed. She
returned yesterday afternoon.
Tho followiug is the official report made by
a government expert, anti Was approved by
the Messrs. Cramp and all tho supervisors of
"The Vesuvius returned to Cramp's ship
yard at 1 p m„ Dec. 28, 1888, from her
second trial trip She mode a run Just before
dark Thursday night under very unfavora
Me circumstances, the wind blowing a gale
and an unusually heavy sea ruuuiug. Under
those disadvantage* she made a mean spetsl
of 19.59 knot* In two runs over a two knot
course. Tho disadvantage of tho heavy
was much aggravated by the shallowness of
tho water on the measured course. It was
also conceded on all hands that the water on
the measured course is much too shallow to
give the vessel a fair chance within at least
a half to three-quarters of a knot per hour,
"Yesterday she started to make another
run, and hod gone over three-fourths of the
course in the first run at tho rate of at least
21 knot«, when one of the air
connecting levers broke, which necessitated
tho shutting off of that engine, and tho re
mainder of tho run was made with the other
engine alone. Under that disadvantage her
speed over the whole course was 19.47 knots
per hour. Thereupon the trial ended."
The Messrs Cramp omiouuce that they
feel in duty bound to give another tost of
Blood i A the Vesuvius, hut they will ask that
the course be chosen farther down the liny,
near the Breakwater, so that a clear way
aud un ample depth of water may be hod,
with every chance of tho vessel to show her
very highest speed. They hove no doubt
whatever that the Vesuvius will in every
way prove superior to her contract specifica
tions, and they are particularly desirous of
showing that sbs is the fastest vessel all oat.
IMMIGRATION INVESTIGATION CLOSED
Mr. Ford Says Our Charitable Institution*
Are Flooded with Foreign l'ituper».
New York, Dec. 29.—Chairman Ford, of
the congressional immigration committee,
accompanied by Sergeant at Arms Morri
fleld and Stenographer Fisher, arrived in
this city from Detroit, where tho committue
lias spent ssvernl days iu the investigation
of Canadian immigration. Mr. Ford, in
interview, said the taking of testimony bad
at last been concluded. At PitUburg and
Detroit the testimony showed new phases of
"the violation of the purpose and intent of
the law excluding laborers under contract.
"We also discovered that the.cburitable insti
tutions of our cities along the Canadian
frontier, as well as those of several interior
towns, are being flooded with aliens, pau
pers and insane. I shall return at once to
Washington and begin the preparation of
the committee's report to congress,
liable evidence was obtainable in support of
the charges that during the recent strike on
the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy rail
road several hundred English engineers were
imported to take the plaças of the strikers.
Grief Resulted In Suicide.
New York, Dec. 29 —Edward Graham
Haight, broker at No. 83 Cedar street and
lieutenant of company G, (Seventh regiment,
N. U. , S. N. Y., aged 87 years; committed
suicide by shooting himself iu tho head last
night at tho Kemnore flats, No. 444 West
Fifty-seventh street, where ho resided with
hi* mother and brother. Mr. Haight has
been despondent since tho recent death of a
sister to whom ho was greatly attached. Ho
bos been drinking heavily, and has acted in
an almost insane manner. Last night Mi*.
Haight called iu a passing poliqemau to quiet
her sou, who was running wdt.ly about the
rooms. The officer succoured in getting
Haight to behave rational'p, and then left
He had not got out of the building when he
heard a shot, and ruuniug back, found Haight
dead. The mother was nearly crazed w ith
Gossip Causes u Double Tragedy.
Oswego, N. Y., Dec 29. —James Green, of
Wolcott, Wayne couuty, who ou Thursday
cut his wife's throat after hitting her on the
head with a hammer, and then cut a fright
ful gash in lu» own neck, succeeding in esca;>
ing trom his watchers last night, and, getting
possession of a razor, inflicted another deep
cut on the opposite side of his neck from the
first, and died in a few moments. He had
made frequent attempts during the day to
opeu the first wound, but was held on
the bed by two attendants. Mr* Green will
probably die. When asked why he attempted
to kill bis wife Green would only reply: "Be
cause 1 wanted to." Green's son, a young
man, says his father was jealous without
cause, and that women gossips are to blame
for the trouble. There is great excitement
in the village over the tragedy
urged- — —li
Rev. Mr. HaUiday's Call,
Brooklyn, Dec. 29.— Rev. S. B. Haliiday,
for a»ar.y twcnry-fivv years assistant pastor
with Henry tVaid Beecher, of Plymouth
church, has been cubed to the pastorate of
the newly formed Tabernacle Congregational
church, this city.
ONE WOMAN'S SIN.
The Terrible Results of Mamie
Wood's Unholy Love,
SF.qiIF.L TO A DOUBLE TRAGEDY.
She Claimed to Be the Innocent Cause,
but Development* Prove She Schemed
Loving Wife—After Cnnslnjg
the Tragedy Hho Attempts Suicide.
Ntcwnuua, Dec. 29.—Mamie Wood, the
young woman who has figured prominently
In the Hchoonnmker double tragedy at Brook
lyn. whose attempted suicide on a steamer,
while on route to this city from New York,
was mentioned in yesloriiay 's dispatches, will
not die from the effects of Cite poison she
took, which is harmless. Her true character
is rapidly coming to light, anil it now ap
pears that she was the sole cause of tho aw ful
A package of letters was found in the main
cabin of the boat upon which she reached
Newburg. They were aiMreaseil to Miss M.
Wood, care of Mrs. Patterson, Carlton
avenue, Brooklyn. On tho opposite side from
tho Inscription, in u different handwriting,
wore the words: "Kr*;i H. Hchooumokor,
Oxley, Uiddings & Co., Now York."
Thu (sirkago contained upward of a score of
epistles intact, and two letters that were torn
fit pieces, portions only remaining. One of
these had evidently been written as a farewell
to a Baltimore lover. The other was from a
sister to Mamie. Two were from tho Balti
more lover, who la evidently a society man
in good standing, and chided her for her
coldness. On tho reverse side of a letter
written by her mother were several dates
and tho words; "My disobedience aud your
foollifansM, H. ami M." Another letter,
signed Mamie Wood, claimed that much
that had been published about iter was false,
and under a Brooklyn date of Dec. 12 was a
note addressed to Henry D. Bchoonmoker,
earo of Oxley, Giddlngs & Enos, New York,
and which nuide an engagement to meet him.
at the Brooklyn armory.
There was further a letter, addressed to
Mrs. James Patterson, No. 2i4 Carlton
(ivenue, Brooklyn, or tho public, in which the
young girl hints at suicide. A letter to her
mother also says about tho same thing, aud
tolls of her relations with Bchoonmaker,
whom she says she will "love dead or alive."
Tho powder remaining in tho parcel waa
taken to a druggist, who pronounces it to bo
insect powder In It* natural color, which,
greatly resembles Fuller's earth, having,
like it, no smell. It would require a great
quantity to cause death. The physicians say
Hint there is no jHisslbillty of Mamie's dyiug
from the powder she hail taken,
Brooklyn, Dec. 29, —Police Captain Camp
bell, of tho Second priemt , is credited with
having stated that he found Mamie iu a
resort raided in April, 1885, In Prince street,
kept by a Mrs. Houston, who let rooms to
disreputable characters. Mrs. Housting, of
No. 82 Carlton avenue, thinks that the cap
tain intend,xl it to lio understood that she
ran tho house referred to. She denied this
to lie a fact, and said:
"There is a good deal more in this matter
than has been published. If called into court
I can tell something that may throw light on
it, but I do not caru to lie mixed up utmecee
saril y with the affair, which has been dis
"Mamie did not tall the truth about her
relations with Bchoonmaker. She had been
corresponding with him a long time, and.
they wore frequently together, sometimes
for more than a day. Just holoro she left
wo learned all that was necessary to know
atiout her. Hho knew that Bchoonmaker
was married, and said, for all that, the was
going to have him.
"She tried to get evidence against his wife
that would assist him In getting a divorça.
She mode an engagement to go to Asbury
Pork, and with him, and ho did not threaten
her with a pistol there, or anywhere else.
She has lived at a hotel In this city with
another young, whoso first name is Harry."
Shortage Iu the Wool Supply,
Boat:», Dec. 29.—The Boston Commercial
Bulleliu's exhaustive annual rejrort of tho
wool market of the United Slates shows that
tho prisent supply of wool is 02,000,000
pounds, against 119,000,000 pounds at ths
same date list year, or a shortage of 48,000,
(XX) pounds as compared with 1887.
"Silver Tongned " Grady Elected.
New York, Dec. 29.—Thomas F. Grady
(Deni.) was elected state senator from the
Sixth district, receiving 7,508 out of 10,021,
votes cast. Halberstadt (Rep.) received 2,701
votes, ami there were several local politicians
in the district who received a few vote* each.
A Missing Police Captain Found.
Brooklyn, Doc. 29.—Police Captain Jew
ett, who has been missed by his friends for
several days, has been found. He has not been,
out of the city, and is reported to be all right.
CONDENSE D N EWS.
W. H. Webb, aged 45, was hanged at
Brandon, Man., for the mu.<1 r of hi*
wife, Sept 1. Death wu* instaiuaneou*
I Moraine, a thriving village of 500 in
habitants In the southeastern portion of
Manitoba, bos been almost entirely de
stroyed by fire.
A lad attending the Union school at
Lyons, N. Y., wa* found to be suffering
with smallpox. The cave was Isolated and
all school children have been vaccinated.
Another case was discovered la tho aim»
house, and it is said there are cases in sev
eral neighboring village*.
Bank Wrecker Hopkins, whoso pardon by
the president was announced a day or two
before Christmas, has not yet received the
papers and has become despondent at the
delay and suffered a relapse in consequence^
Seven or eight citizens of Monroeville,
Ind., have received White Cap notices to
mend their ways or suffer the consequence»
A shock of earthquake was felt in Hamp
shire, England, Thursday, which threw
down two men and a horse and badly fright
ened the populace, but did uo harm.
John Bright is improving again.
The election in the department of the
Heine, iu which Gen. Boulanger is a candi
date for election to the chamber of deputise,
has been fixed for Jam 27.
Whiie at wor|t la his father's sawmill, at
Rock Chapel, Oat,, W. J. Barren. aged 22,
fell upon a circular saw and was cut in two.
Fire destroyed the Cardwell house and
tents at Pictou.JOut
Mrs. Henry Martin and Miss Kate Power«,
wore thrown from their carriage and horri
bly mutilated by a train while crossing the
Rock Island track at Forty-seventh street
Miss Allison, a domestic at Strawn, Ind
refused to marry Elijah Haskell, aiid he
killed her and committed suicide.
Houry Ashoff, a St. Louis clerk, went to
the bank and drew *300 for his employer»
On his way back he was hustled about by
•aree men, who stole th» money from hit»
The police of CMmmbu«, O., refuted to
How Mitchell and Kdxaiu to give their shnv
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