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VOL. XXIV NO. 293.
WASHINGTON, D. 0., TUESDAY MOBNING, NOVEMBER , 1884.
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BLAINE IN" BOSTON.
MIS SPLENDID CAMPAIGN CLOSED WITH A
I, flllAXD BANQUET AT THE MUD.
Crowds Cheer Mm All Along the Lint
Through Massachusetts Senator Hoir In
troduces 111m t Worcester Tho Ureal (Juet.
tlon to ho Settled To-Dtr-Whj Ho Took
Boston, Nor. 3. Mr. Blalno, accompanied
by members of his family, Mrs. M. A. Dodge,
Senator lisle, and Mr. and Mrs. Manlcy, of
Augusta, left New York this morning on tho
regular 0 o'clock train for llils city, being
loudly cheered by a largo crowd which gath
crcd at tho depot. To a member of tho Now
York republican stato committee. Mr. Maine,
before leaving, expressed tho opinion that tho
remark of Dr. Burchard upon "rum, Roman-
Ism, and rebellion" would not cost tho na
tional ticket tnoro than WO votes.
At Hartford 0. II, Uould, chairman of tho
republican oxccutlvo committee and Col. J. J.
Whipple, secretary of tho elato commlttco, met
Mr. Blaine, and at Springfield ho was met by
Gov. ltoblnson and Henry Cabot Lodge, chair
man of tho stato committee Tho reception At
Springfield was a very flno one. There was
fully 20,000 persons on tho streets through
which tho procession passed and In tho publlo
square, whero a stand was erected.
Mr. Ulalno was Introduced by Col. Molcnlr,
of Springfield, and was loudly cheered. Ho
congratulated tho peoplo upon eo largo and
dcmpnttratlro n manifestation of tho republi
can strength of Massachusetts. Bolus sonio
what hoarso, Mr. Blalno excused himself from
speaking further, and gara way, as ho said, to
somo ono whose volco could reach tho great
crowd. There wcro calls lor (lor. ltoblnson,
but ho did riot respond. Senator Halo was In
troduced and inado a few remarks, say log If
Mr. Blalno could not bo widely heard today
ho could bo felt. This was received with loud
cheering. When Mr. Blalno and his party re
turned to tho train they wero Joined by Sena
tor Hoar nnd A. W. Beard, of Boston.
On arriving at Worcester Mr. Blalno was es
corted to a stand erected near tho track and
was Introduced by Senator Hoar, who said s
"Follow citizens. You know vcr y well how to
convey, In your own way, your wcleomo to
Mr. Maine. Ho Is on his return from n
triumphant march, almoit without n parallel
In our history. iho welcome to Lafnyetto in
182l;thagrectlug to Kossuth In lS52,tousc when
his own words, you "rccclvo tho exile for his
misfortunes' sake, as you would hao received
nocrowned conqueror for his successes' sake;"
the western triumph which stirred with un
wonted emotion tho aged breast or John
Qulucy Adams, tho salutation .to Grant when
ho returned from that progress w hen tho world
uncovered bcloro hlin these nro all 1 now
think of with which it can be compared.
Whether a candidate for tho presidency should
make campaign speeches aud show himself to
tho peoplo depends upon what sort of speeches
he makes and what sort of a candidate you
havo to show. Nobody objects to thosamo
thine In Mr. Gladstone. On tho other hand. I
am not surprised that In tho cxperiencoof
our ucmocrutio irienu mo practice nas occn
found wholly inexpedient. I, for one, lira,
glad that .Mr. Blalno has been submitted to
this test. Out of tho vast multitude to whom ho
has spoken, I do not believe ho
had lpat a elnglo supporter. I confess I havo
been profoundly touched by tho account of tho
visit to Mr. Blalno of tho clergymen nt New
York. In that sublime spectacle tho piety and
patriotism of America seemed to bo laying
Iheir hands in benediction on tho head of our
candidate. Can wo not safely follow whero
those men lead? Can we not glvo ourcon
Jldcnco whero they glvo theirs? How can a
man so surrounded, so honored, so beloved,
possibly go wrong? Men do not always get all
the expcrlenco which makes their character
In their youth. Fellow citizens, it would ou to
aouoi numau nature useii 10 expect anymiug
but a lofty, serious, and uoblo administration
of tho presidency worthv of a meat beoiilo In
a ercatjieo from tho man who nasspd through
(the experience of that summer by tbo bedsiuu
'of Garfield, and In whom tho American peoplo
uavcsuuwercu iuu iuvu nuu iionur oi mis cam'
Mr. Blalno spoke as follows: "I never moro
sincerely regretted the lmpalrmcntof my volco
than at this moment, that I might make a
jittiug response to me most coraiai, most elo
quent greeting which your distinguished
chairman has given me. Icravn the, power
of expression, that I might say to htm, in tho
presenco of a Worcester audleuce.that his pre
sentations of tho peoplo's causo in this cam
paign constitute f ho;poUtIcal literature of 183 1.
He knows better than you know how pro-
lounuiy l manic mm, and i know better than
he knows tho full reason I havo for gratitude.
This campaign Is over with nil that has been
Tdeasant In it. with all that has been tinnleas.
ant, with all that has been Important, with all
mat nas Dccn unimportant; it closes loniay,
and even thoueu It may sound llko tho volco
of igotism, 1 am proud to declare hero, In tho
iiciirt or mo commonweaitn or .Massachusetts,
that not once. In nut a single instance, has anv
poisoned shaft reached mo here (laying his
hand over his heart), aud I return to my homo
not wiiu a less, out wiui it greater, apprecia
tion of the grandeur, the nobility, anil tho Jus
tice of the American peoplo. To that people,
of which Massacnusclts lorms so distinguished
and so honorable a nart. 1 submit with this
cuuso 1 am called to represent whatever of
personal lortuno i nave at stake, calmly, with
out anxiety, aud with an abundant readiness
to accept with cheerfulness whatever may bo
the verdict of tho great popular tribunal."
At Nuflck thero was a very largo crowd, ono
section or which was composed of Butler men,
who cheered repeatedly for their candidates,
Mr. Blalno spoko briefly to tho peoplo nearest
him, expressing regret that he eoufd not utter
with full volco Ills thanks to tho republicans of
Massachusetts for their vlgorui.s and, AC ho
honed, victorious campaign, Chteis.
The crowd at Newton was immense. Mr.
Blaine was escorted to a largo platfo-in erected
beside tbo depot and was Introduce 1, but Just
us ho was about to speak the platform bioko
down. For aiuluutuor two thero want good
deal of oxcltement, hut Mr. Blaine sprang
upon tho platform and exclaimed, " Thorn is
always euuugh left of a republican platform to
stand mjjn." This reassured the crowd, and
Mr. Blaine went on to say that he was con
soled for tho bad condition of his volco by tho
reflection that tho time for discussion was past.
The verdict to bo it-ndered to-morrow ho
awaited calmly and with r, reasonable degreo
of confidence, Cheers.
It was about 5.20 o'clock when the train
reached Boston, lu the depot there was a very
largo crowd, who cheered loudly for Mr.
Maine. There as also sonu cheering for
Cleveland from ono portion or tho crowd, and
as the cnrrlav.o containing Mr. llluiuu. I.IimiL
Gov. Muef, und Henry Cibot Lodgo moved off
a iiuiiinurni small uoysmu nuor iianuuiriseu,
wlill; urgo crowds of peoplo in tho itrccU
Mr. Blalno was then driven rapidly to tho
Hotel llrunsirlok. arriving sheitly niter 5:30.
Tho sidewalk and fteps In lront of tbo hotel,
and tho sidewalk on the; other side of tho ave
nue, wore crowded with men and boys, who
cheered Blalno as ho entered, leaning upon
Mr, i.odgo'8 arm. .Mr, Blalno went Imme
diately to his apartments.
At the dinner given to Mr. Blalno this oven
lug at thu Hotel Brunswick thero were moru
than am) guests. Among tho prominent gen
tlemen weru K. it. Hoar, A, W. Board, It, Wor
thiuglon, E. Mcpherson, C. A. Barlol, J. W,
Candler, It. It. BUhop, and U. A, Mnrsdcn. It
was about 8 o'clock when Mr. 1idge, who pre
sided, called tho company to order. Ho said
that as Mr. Blalno was to review the torch
light procession, thero would not be nnv gen
eral sneaking, but ho knew that thnso present
would bo greatly disappointed if thoy did not
hear from the distinguished guest of the even
ing. When Mr. Blalno roso to resjwnd ho was
lieaitlly cheered. When ord- . was restored
"Mb. Ciiaiiiman ANoQr.NTLEur.Ni For rea
ions which I need not stop to explain, a recej
tlon of this character In thu city of
Boston at tho clue or tho national
campaign Is peculiarly grateful tu me, Jind I
thank Mr, Ixidgo for giving me the oppor
tunity to thank you. Applause. I It Is too
lato to urguo or even to state the great Issues
lmolrod In tho canvass which closes to-ulghl,
but I urn sflro that those Issues constitute a
dlllerenco between parties so brood and so
deep that their decision tho ono way or tho
other will affect lor weal or forjvuu Iho his
tory ol tho United States ror nlauy years to
coiuo. Applauso.J I am sure that Iho great
constitutional amendments which havo grown
out of the civil struggle, and which havu In so
many respects, I might say, changed tho very
framework of our government, havo been
inade by the republltan purly, and nro cow In
Us keeping, and, as I have frequently laid
elsewhere, 1 hero now rciat thut totrausler
tho political power of (ho country to tho
Uemociatlo party ot this llmu would bv no
means bo onu ol those ordinary transfers of tho
Covernmcut lront ono party to uuother which
mo cruy-iiAiruu uieu wunin my view wit-
It would not )i
merely a cuso of ono party uilng on: and an
other coming n. It would be rather n re
ter'.al aud overturning of great orgaulo
changes lu thu government, of great Industrial
systems, lot great linanelal ..ynorns, und it
would bo attainder of the sovereignty or tho
country, far more vital and iar reaching than
my ot the ordlnur eliani.es of dynasty which
ocuur lu those l.ttrqpuau governments of a
dlflcroiit form from ours. And 1 c)oo lids
canvass In which I havo had some artlvo
pmtlci nation, with a profound eouvlcllou thut
Intelligent as tho voters of the UnllcdStatcsaro,
and 1 am certainly addressing somo of tho
most Intelligent ol them, that Intelligent as
tho mass of voters aro, accustomed as thoy aro
to glvo heed to tho weight and tendency of
the questions to bo decided, tho peoplo of tho
United States have not yet measured, nor, ns I
behove, yet fullycomprehcndcdwhat It would
meau to transfer this government to tho Abso
luta control of tho southern states of this
union. Nor do I hero and now stop to glvo
ray own Idea or what such n chnngo would
mean. It was out of place. I should refrain
for tho additional reason that anything I
might now say would bo too lato to influenco
popular Judgment In any direction, and ror
tho third reason that In so far as my own volco
could reach and Influenco tho Just Judgment
of the pooplo of tho United States, I havo as
serted It very freely. I hare never offered anv
apology or explanation for taking what somo
or my closost Irlends regarded ns nn extraordi
nary ston in frolnir before tno neonlo some
what mora freely and oxtendedly than has
been the habit of thoso chosen as tho presi
dential candidates of great parties. But 1 will
say now that I did it and I dcslro to put this
on record I did It because I thought that tho
nocullar character of tho canvass was mv ncr-
sonaljusthlcatlon lor doing It. I am it pro-
round believer lu a popular government, and
I know no reason why I should not faco tho
American people. I did It, too, for tho moro
specillo reason that I bellovcd thero was dan
cer of the great leading questions which ro
tated tu thu Industrial and protective system
of America being partially, or perhaps wholly,
cxciuiieu irom mat cnusiucration Dy mo peo
plo which Its merits deserved, and, Intrusted
as I was with tho great function or repre
senting you and all tho members o! tho repub
lican party, 1 felt that I would, lu an especial
degrco, myself obtain a hearing. I havo re
turned, somewhat weary, somewhat broken in
voice, as your oars havo already detected, but
I havo returned with oven a moro pro
found belief than I had In tho
judgment, in tho fairness, in Iho Impartiality,
In tho generosity of tho ercat mass or Ameri
can ciiizcnsnip, aim l go to my noma to-mor
row not wimout a strong couniionce in me ro
sult or tho ballot, hut with n heart that shall
not In tho least degrco bo troubled by any ver
dict that may bo returned hv tho irrent Ameri
can neonto. For I barn In mv pntlrnrnnvnss
unconsciously and completely lost sight of
myself, and of whatever personal fortuno 1
havo nt stake, in a far greater and far grander
nnd far moro enduring issue which for tho
tlmo I was submitting to popular Judgment.
From (ho dinner tablo Mr. Blalno went to
review tho grand torchlight procession, which
ho did front tho balconyuf tho hotel. To-morrow
ho will go homo to Augusta, leaving Bos
ton at 9:30 a. in.
Closing tho Campaign In Intra.
BcnLiNOTON, Iowa, Nov. 3. Post master (len
oral Hatton presided over tho last republican
meeting of tho campaign, held hero to
night. Notwithstanding a steady rain, a
largo and enthuslastlo audlenco assembled
nnd tho stage was occupied by a number of
representative business men. On taking tho
chair Mr. Hatton alluded to the cordiality
with which ho was received by tho citlzcns-of
Burlington, and tho esteem in which
ho held their good will. Ho said
it was not so much a ques
tion whether Mr. Maine was to bo
eloctcd president as whether tho wlso, con
sen Atlvc, patriotic, and honest administration
of Chester A. Arthur shall bo followed by an
administration that will bo dominated by a
solid south, tho sentiment meeting a hearty
response from his audience. Hon. John
II. Gear and 1'. M. Crapo, of Burlington, fol
lowed, nnd Col, J, C. Wharton, of Illinois,
mado an able nnd cffectlvo speech. Tho re
publicans or thlB district feel assured that, thoy
will return tho republican candidate to con
gress. In Vermont.
BcmisoTON, Vt Nov. 3. Thero Is llttlo ex
citement over tho election, and no effort mak
ing to bring out a full vote. Best estimates
Cisco Maine's majority nt about 21,000. Tho
ulk of the independent vote will, It Is
thought, go to St. John.
The Situation lu Now Hampshire.
Concord, N. II., Nov. 3. Leading democrats
hero claim that thero will bo no choice of
foveruor by tho people, nnd beyond that havo
Ittle to say ai to tbo result of to-morrow's elec
tion. It is thought tho prohibitory veto will
- . tyitelr-t roft of Jtsuhllsni.
New Orleans, Nov. 3. Hon. J. II. Acklen.
Biuiea to-nigiit mat t,wj coiorcu repuoiicans
In tho first congrcsslonu'.uls'trlci havu been ar
rested, and aro now Imprisoned in this city,
under act of 601'!.
Fishing for Porpoise.
ritiLADEiriiiA, Nov. 3. A Philadelphia firm
has lined up tho steamer John Taylor for por
poise fishing, and is making tho business pay,
Tho vessel lias Just returned to refit after n
successful cfuiso oft' tho Delaware capes, and
later will go to tho neighborhood of Savannah
fortho winter, as the porpolso follows the sen
bass, Its favorlto food, to tho southward as cold
sveuther approaches. Tho catching Is dono
with hugo selns, and, whilo thu average haul
Is less than n dozen, as many as twenty or
thirty have been taken. A good sized porpolso
Is worth from IS) to $. A strange thing
has been noted in this Industry! Whlloanor-
poiso will llvo from four to. seven days out of
iuu water, li ono uceomes ontnngicu. in tno
seines It will drown in a few minutes.
A Ship on Fire,
New York, Nov. 3. Tho bark-rlggcd iron
steamer Ramon do Ilcrrara, of '.ho Spanish
American line, lying nt pier 18, Fast river,
sulTcrcd damage by tiro this evening to tho ox
tcntofSJo.OOO, nnd her cargo of general mer
chandise not less than S'lO.OOO. alio has been
taking in cargo for Havana ror a week past,
and was to sail to-morrow. About 9 o'clock a
kcroseno lamp was upset on a halo or straw on
tho main deck, between tho lore and main
hatches, and tho conflagration ensued. Capt.
Urrltcbeascoa and nearly all tho crow wero
ashoro nt tho time, but tho stewardess and a
few of tho sailors barely escaped with their
lives. Two sheep, it cow, and u dog wero
Mrs. l'erragnt'b Funeral.
Nkw York, Sot. 3. Tho funeral of Virginia
Loyull FArragut, tho widow of Admiral Far
racut, too't phico to-day from tho Church of
the Incarnation, whero services wero conducted
by the Itev. Arthur Brooks. Among tho pall
bearers wero I). O. .Mills, Chief Justlco Daly,
Commodore. Young, and Admirals lihlnd,
Smith, nnd Nicholson. Anion;- those prcsjnt
lu tho church wcro Gen. U. S. Grant and wife,
Wm. M. Kvnrts und wife, Gon. Martlu T. Mc
Mahon, and Admiral Porter. Tho body was
interred lu Wocdlawn cemetery.
To Beat Weslen's Time.
NewYoxa Nov,3. GcotgoD. Norcmac.tln
Scotch prcdestrian, started At 11 o'clock to-d ty
on a wager o( SJ,000 put up liyJCapt. I'au. tloyn
ton and Herbert Carpenter, of iho St, Oiner
hotel, to beat Weston's record of j.000 miles lu
iou days, at Midlothian hall, lilghth avenue,
Tbo terms aro that ho Is to walk at least 61
miles every o..y In at most Id hours. A largo
number of blurting men wero present at tho
start. Ho completed tho first ton miles lu ono
hour aud llltv-nlno minutes.
Shot by Ambushed Assassins.
I.YKCiiuuRo, Va., Nov. 3. Henry Newton,
colored, was shot In Wytbo county to-day. His
duty was to relievo auother collier about 12
o'clock, aud was on his way for that purpose
si hen ho was tired upon by parties concealed
In tho bush, Tho shot did not tnko effect and
ho ran back home, mid at daylight again
started out when ho was shot down by un
known parties, two ot whom ho saw. Ho says
his life had been threateucd on account or his
Tkxahkana, Auk., Nov. 3, Charles Mitch
ell, a nogro, who assaulted Mrs, Waddcll, a
whlto woman, in Littlo Itock county, was ar
rested Sunday night. He confessed tho crlmo
after a mob ot 200 persons hail put a ropo
around his neck, and declared that tho
woman's husband hlicd him to commit tho
deed. U'addull was also arrested. The negro
and Waildell wero both lynched,
Didn't Thrash the Police.
Toronto, Nov, a. Medical and university
students to Iho number of 300, armed with
sticks, marched tho streets to-night wilh tho
Intontlon or thrashing tho police. While pass
ing along King street it dozen policemen
rushed into the crowd nnd after a short en
counter, during which clubs and stoues weru
tresly used, thu bellicose students wero utterly
routed. Several arrests wcro made,
Maud 8 to Try Again.
l.uxiNmcN, Kv Nov. 3. At n trial heat at
tho fair grounds this afternoon Maud S trottcu
a mllo in Stllrtf. If all the conditions aro favor
able Thursday she will then trot to lower her
A Defaulter for a llsitdsonie Sua).
Avai'siA, Ga., Nov. 3. Tho commlttco who
examined Iho books of tho company roport
that the dsfaleatlon of (icorgo T. Jackson, tho
president of Iho Kntorprlso factory, Is 5162,000.
Sir Hoses Jlonlellere Seriously III,
IUmwutk, Nov, 3. The Illness of Sir Mo:es
Monteiloro Isot a torygravo nature, Queen
Victoria telegraphed lo-asy imiulrlui; m la his
NO NEWS OI" (JORDON.
England Refuses to Delists Ho lias Been
Csplnred Kl Mahdl's Lines IlellOTCd to bo
Closlog In on Dim,
London, Nov. 3. In tho house, of lords this
aftornoon Lord Granville, foreign secretary,
said tho government had no roason to bcllovo
that tho report of tho fall of Khartoum and
tho capture of Gen. Gordon was truo. Tho
Marquis or Salisbury, tho conservative leader,
referring to tho instructions given by tho gov
ernment to Gon. Gordon, said that It appeared
to bo tho lntcntlon'of the government to aban
don all tho Egyptian garrisons In tho Soudan.
LordOranvlllo denied that tho government
had any intention to abandon Khartoum, but
ho admitted thnt It had no Intention to pro
long tho campaign in order to rescue Scunaar
or tno other garrisons.
A dispatch from Dongole. to neuter's Tele
gram company makes no mention of tbo re
torted rail of Khartoum. It says, however,
that tho Mahdl at last accounts was collecting
his forces uround Khartoum, and had sum
moned Gen. Gordon to surrender. Troops of
tho Mahdl had Intercepted two messengers
dtsnalched hv tho British to Khartoum. Tho
samo dispatch declares that a largo forco of
reucistTosat iierocr, anu mat tno rencis uau
iiosscsslon of tho wells on tho caravan routo
between Debbch and Khartoum. After tho
crops aro Harvested tho Mahdl a forces will bo
Mr. F. J. Allen's Offense.
Dublin, Nov. 3. Mr. Frodk. J. Allen, vlco
president of the Young Ireland society, ar
rested last night on jt charge or treason nnd
felony, was brought In court today, nud ar
raigned. Ho was remanded to Jail for trial.
Kvldcnco was produced showing that ho wroto
n lettor to tho headquarters of the Fenians In
Pari containing nu account of receipts of cash
for Fenian uirses, and an account ot tho
Avengers' oxjienscs. Among thu Avengers tho
names of Joo Mullett and Patrick Malloy ap
peared. Tho lettor llkewlso detailed tho nuan-
tlty of arms belonging to various Fenian
centers In Ireland, nnd tho numbers ol men
composing mem. At Kilkenny, It Is said thero
wero 3112 members; at Dublin, GjO, and at
England's Control In South Africa.
London, Nov. 3. A deputation of South Af
rican merchants to-day watted upon Karl
Derby for consultation in reference to nflalrs
In their country. The Interview resulted In
Karl Derby Informing the deputation that tho
lingllsh government had not tho remotest In
tention of abandoning any portion or her
South African possessions, but at tho samo
time tho government would not oxtend tbo
limit of her control beyond tho present bound
aries. Karl Derby also Informed thu deputa
tion that tho government refuses to entertain
their appeal fortho annexation of Zululand,
or to establish a protectorato over tho Zulu
Juries lu Irish Criminal Cases.
London, Nov. 3. In tho house of commons
this evening Mr. Thomas Sexton, homo rulo
member from Sllgo, moved an amendment to
tho address to tho queen, urging that tho
criminal law or Ireland, especially as regards
the composition of Juries, Hhnll bo Impartially
udmlulsicrcd. .A violent debate ensued, dur
ing which Messrs. Hcaly, liberal, of Moua
ghan; Biggar, homo ruler, of C'avan, aud
Marura, homo ruler, of Kilkenny wcro re
peatedly called to ordor.
Ile-enforccments for the Tonqoln.
Taris, Oct. 3. Five thousand thrco hundred
troops to ro-enforco tho French nrmy In Ton
quln will start on or before tho lSlh Instant.
A second instalment will also start a fortnight
DR. NKW.MAN'S DIFlflCTJXTr.
Argurants In tho Suit of Truiteo Hopkins
to Itrslratn Him from Acting as Pastor.
New York, Nov. 3. Judge Ingrnham In tho
superior court, special term, heard arguments
to-day In tho suit of F. T. Hopkins, who, as
trustee, socks to restrain Dr, J, P, Newman
from Acting as pastor of tho Madison Avcuuo
Congregational church, Tho defendant de
murred to tho complaint, which wero mere
conclusions ot law, and which therefore could
not bo justly bo considered a part thereof. As
to the allegations that Dr. Newman advocated
a policy contrary to tho'usages of tho church,
It was a well-known fact that almost any pas
tor advocated bis viowsto members or other
churches for tho purposo or having them
brought into tho belief which ho expresses.
An injunction would not bo granted against a
pastor for allegations against Blalno or Cleve
land on the ground that they should not havo
been made. If this wcro to bo so,
every pastor would bo enjoined from
making remarks In tho pulpit. It
was not pretended that ono single member of
tho corporation complained of tho action of
the trustees or of Dr. Newman, nnd although
Dr. Newman was charged with Interfering
with tho board or deacons, not one member or
that board hail been brought lu us n party de
fendant; to tbo suit, aud although tho suit
was brought to determine who Is tho clerk of
tho church, yet no member or olllccr of tho
church hud been made a party to tho action.
In behalf of tho plaintiff it wits argued that
tho action had been brought to prevent tho
temporalities from being used in violation or
tho rules and usages ol the denomination.
Tho law dlu not tnko predictions on spiritual
matters. Tho pastor of another denomination
was being supported coutrary to the rules and
usagesol tho church, lllssalary ol 810,000 was
being maintained, and insolvency was tbo re
sult, together with a division aud breaking up
of tho congregation.
I'OISONED BY AN ANT-EATEK.
Horrible Fate of an l.'mplojo of New York
New York, Nov, 3. Edward D. Howe, re
cently an employe of tho Scusldo aquarium at
Coney Island, Is dying at llclleviio hospital, in
this city, from blood poisoning caused by tho
scratch of an ant-eater, received Sept. 29 at tho
aquarium. Ills caso has attracted great atten
tion from physicians hero on account of tho
symptoms, as well as It being tho first ono
known In this country resulting from such a
causo. On thu day above stated 1 lowo was try
ing to push a bottle into thocago containing
thu animals, whenthe beast, which w as vicious,
sprang at him and scratched him twleo on tho
back or thu hand. He becamo HI within a day
or two, and Oct. II had become so much worso
that he was removed to tho hospital. From
hi adralislon until lust Friday ho was unable
to tatu- solid looil, and has becorau n inero
skeleton Hit paroxysms wore terrible to wit
noss, and were 'd long con. Inuauec; hliscreams
could bo heard uerond iho hospital walls, aud
It required several men'to hold him oven niter
ho wm fastened to tin. lied Thu surgeon In
charge said last night that Howo had hut n
short time mora to live, und that hU next
slrugglo would bo thnt with death.
SINGED IN TIIKIIt IIEDS.
Narrow Escapo of Tnol'siulllcs from Boasting
Ptrrnrna, Pa Nov. 3. A special to tho
CummcrcUtf Qazcltc from Huntington, Pa says:
A dwelling houso belonging to tbo Pennsylva
nia Canal company, two miles west of this city,
occupied by James Holt uud George ltogers
and their families, tho former having a wife
ami four small chllurcn and tho latter a wile
and threo children, was burned this morning
at 1 o'clock. Thu tiro originated In tho lower
story, Immediately beneath thooccupants,who
weru lu bed at thu time, llcforo thoy wcro
awakened by tho lire tho usual means
of egress had been cut oil', nnd they wcro
obliged to escape through the upper
windows. Holt threw out u chad' bed and hen
threw his "lie and children nut on it, liogcrs
assisted his wife to a short ladder which leaned
against the houso, but before she. reached thu
grouitd tho tire burst out of tho sldo of tho
btildlug and burned her hair and clothing
completely oil: ltogers then threw- tbo chil
dren lront tho second story wluduw and
Jumped horn thu window himself. Thu houso
together with Its contents wasiotnlly destroyed.
All tho Inmates of tho building weru seriously
injured, tho children of thu Holt family, ltls
ltarlng at llrlgliton.
New York, Nov. 3. At llrlghton Beach to
day tho llrst race, purso 250, three-fourths ol a
mile, was wou by Uobett Browstow, Miller sec
ond. Tlmo, liiDJ,
Second race l'urse S2J0, ono nnd ono-clghth
miles. Unknown won, Llttlo Dan second.
Third race Purso 8100. all ages, ono and one
quarter miles. Little Fred won, Jim Carlisle
second. Tlmo, 2:is;.
Fourth ruco-l'iirsu 4250, sevcn-clchths of a
mllo. Blue Boll won, Pericles second. Time,
Fifth rnco Purso 250, ono mile. Llttlo
Mluch won, Delilah second. Tlmo, 1:1SJ,
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(loot Weather for Tobscco.
LvNCiincun, Ya Nov. 3. Lato rains havo
made this a good season for handling leaf to
bacco, aud tho market Is opening up actively.
Tho secretary of the Lynchburg Tobacco asso.
elation reported tu a meotlug to-day that
tho salus itiiipitutwl lu "O.ooti pounds for Octo
ber, most ul which occurred lu the laU week
of the mouth,
THE ISSUE JOINED,
AND T1IF. JL'lir OF TIIK WHOLE PEOPLE
Tf ILL FIND THU VEUD1CT TO-DAY.
Supreme Confldenee,Tlutth Republican Can.
dldstes Hill 11. Succttsfal-Tlrgtnla Likely
to Join the Illslne and Logan Lino Prepsra
lions Everywhere Completo for tho list
Peiersijhro, Va., Nov. 3. An Intensely
bitter campaign ceased to-night by a moss
meeting held In tho interests of Col. Brady,
regular republican nomlnco, and J, P. Evans,
colored bolting candidate Tho dcmocrallo
canvass has been rather lax, and tho only
hope they havo Is that they may slip In their
man by reason of tho defection In tho republi
can campaign. This, however, Is qulto un
likely, aud Col, Brady's election Is tolerably
well assured by a majority of about 3,000.
F.vans thinks his own election will bo accom
plished by from 1,700 to 2,000 majority. In the
election for tho leglslaturo lost fall tho repub
licans polled 11,535 votes and the democrat
10,IOS; but to-morrow tho figures will stand
qulto differently, Thero has been a largo In
crease or tho republican voto, and astho demo
crats conccdo tho district to Blalno by 0,000,
whilo tho republicans claim It by from 8,000
to 11,000, It will ho seen that thero' Is not
much of n chanco for 10,0 democrats, and but
precious llttlo ror Evans, whose total voto it Is
safoto say will not exceed 5,000. Today Col.
Brady found that his enemies wero circulating
a card, to svliloh thev hadlorced hlssienaturc.
wherein ho Is mado lo say that ho withdraws
from tho canvass. Ho will publish a card In
tho local papers to-morrow morning, denouno-tin-
thn schema in tha strongest terms. Other
dovlces to mlsload tho Ignorant and unwary
havo also been resorted by the democrats and
Kvansmen. But they will prove of ho avail.
1 glvo you tho lollowlng estimates 'of two of
tho most prominent republicans In tho state.
Both, as you will sco, figuring up n majority
for Blalno and 1igan. Ono ustlmalo Is thus ;
First district, oven: second district, 4,500 re
publican; third district, 1,500 democratic;
lourth district, K,000 republican; firth district,
1,500 democratic; sixth district, 1,000 demo
cratic; soventh district, 1,500 demo
cratic; olghth district, 3,000 democratlo;
ninth district, 1,500 republican; tenth district,
even; making it republican majority of 5.500
outside of the llrst and tenth districts. Tho
other cstlmato Is as follows: First district, 05o
republican; second district, 3,500 republican;
third district, 1,500 democratic: fourth district,
1,100 republican; llflh district, 800 democratic;
sixth district, 2,200 democratic: seventh dis
trict, MM democratic: eighth district, 1.000
democratic; ninth district, 2,200 republican;
tenth district, 30U democratic; making a repub
lican majority of 7,750. Our peoplo nro sure of
carrying the tato unless overcome by fraud
WOODEN "CLEVELAND CLUES."
Bourbon Preparations for Election Day In
Alexandhia,Va., Nov. 3. Alexandria Istho
homo of John S. Barbour, Iho bourbon candi
date for congross In tho eighth district of Vir
ginia, and It is also tho headquarters or tho
bourbon state coramllttco. They nro naturally
chagrined at tbo prospect ot tho great reduc
tion or their past majorities, which a canvass
of the city discloses, and aro resorting to every
dcvlco known to bourbonlstlo methods to pre
serve their prestige In political allalrs. Mr.
Barbour aud his committee havo heretofore
been charged, either dlrcctlyor lndlrcctly.wlth
being concerned In tho awful crlmo of tho
Danville butchery, by which a number of
innocent men lost their lives because ot a
difference In political faith. In tho city of
Alexandria to-night tho fact camo to light
that members of tho police had ob
tained n largo number of spokes
which wcro cut up into clubs and gtvon out to
tho lowest class of tho bourbon rabblo. They
wero facetiously called "Cleveland clubs.
aud with them they declare they will bulldoze
tho polls to-day under tho protection of tho
police,-svho It Is charged are under orders to
Slvo lull play to tho mob, In, response to Iho
cmands of tho Uazctle; which published a
statement somo days ago to the cflect that tbo
election would depend upon tho uervo of tho
mayors of democratlo cities, and arraigning
thu mayor of Cincinnati for his timidity lu
Iho Ohio election. Tho entire pollco force of
tho city are bitter democratlo partisans, who
havo heretofore taken a bulldozing hand in
presidential elections, nnd are now bACked up
in their work by tho so-called "Cleveland
clubs." Republicans who know Mayor
Beckham aro reluctant to bcllevo what
Is actually transpiring before their eyes, aud
are iuctincd to think that ho svlll not permit
tho bloodshed and riotous proceedings caused
by tho democrats four years ago. Besides, tho
conditions now nro In a great measure changed
by tho open declarations of well-known demo,
crats to voto for Blaluo and Logan. A number
of employes of tho Virginia Midland railway,
of which Harbour is president, at a meeting to
night notified him to furnish them with Blalno
and Logan tickets with his name for congress,
or othcrwlso they would voto the full repub
lican ticket. If riot or bloodshed ensues to
morrow its cqusequences will surely lull on
Bourbon heads, as tho republicans havo pur
posely abstained from havlugdcputy marshals
appointed, tu order thut no excuse should bo
allorded for conflict or vlolcuce.
Two Good Meetings Last Mght to Wind Up
Tho Blalno and Logan club, No. 1, of Alex
andria, held a largo meeting last night and
listened to addresses by Hon. Lewis McKcnzle,
Postmaster Windsor, Col. W. W. Swadley, and
Mr. J. Duputron. A resolution thanking tho
secretary uf tho club, William A. Carter, for
ctllclent service, aud a resolution denouncing
thu parties who assaulted tho Invlnclblcs a
few days ago wcro passed. Col. Swudtey mado
A strong tariff speech, and closed It with a
humorous poem, which was received with
Fully tlvo hundred voters nttended tho meet
ing of the Central Blalno nud Logan club In
Alexandria last night. I.e. O'Neal presided,
with' J, S. Wlmsatt secretary, Mr. Edmund
Burke, chairman of tbo city commlttco, re-
fiorted tbo appointments of canvassors, being
Ivo for each ward, also two representatives
for each ward to represent tho party at tho
counting of the votes. After transacting other
routine business, tho club was addressed In
stirring tpoeches by W. A. Taliaferro, of Wash
ington, and Mr. Stewart, or tho Baltimore
lY'iitfoi'or, und adjourned to meet to-ulgbt to
hear thu news or tno election.
Fraudulent lteglstrstlou In New York.
New York, Nov, 3. It is said that Pinker
ton's detectives have renortcd to the United
butcs authorities that thero nro between 2W
and 300 Illegal registrations nt Coney Island. In
Brookl) n, Supcrvisor-ln-CblerAllcn nnd United
States Assistant District Attorney Augell aro
going over thu registry lists. About 6,000 war-
rnuts aro (aid
i been Issuod for cases of
Illegal registration, including about HRy aM
rtnes in me Durracus ami con nock, it is said
that, according to tho statuto, they aro outside
Iho city, nnd therefore have no right to reg
ister. Judgo Moore, lu tho Kings county court of
sessions to-day, charged the grand Jury that,
there would probably be some election frauds
brought before thom lor consideration.
Kuowledgo was obtained to-day by tbo
authorities in this city to thu ctlect thnt liny
uieu registered from u single houso lu West
Twenty-eighth street, In which not ono of
them resided, Detectives wero this afternoon
placed in possession of about a (lozon bench
warrants, some of which they expect to exe
cute during tho day. Tho Indications nro that
n very largo number of arrests will bo mado
The Situation In Florida.
Pknsac-oi.a, Fla., Nov, 3. Tho light In this
statu will bo moro hotly contested than ever
before, lloth sides claim the state, but tho
democrats havo tho best foundation, Tbo
voto will be large. Dougherty (democrat)
claims he will defeat Blsbee, Iho present re
publican Incumbent for congress, by 500 ma
jority. Davldsoil (democrat) is conceded a re
election over lAjcko (republican), Perry (demo
crat), for governor, will run considerably
ahead of Clercland. There Is a prospect of
ratti to-morrow lu tho wostcrn dlvlslou of Iho
Logan Closes Ills Campaign,
Bedford, Ini Nov. 3. Gen. lxigan com
pleted his tour through Indiana this evening,
nud Is now al Bedford, tho guest or Col. A. C.
Vorls, awaiting tho midnight train for t.'hl
rsgo. Holelt Indianapolis Ibis inornliig. Tho
Iruln stopped for a few minutes at lnauy sta
tions, aud Gen. Logan, from tho rear platform
or his car, Addressed gathered crowds, Thu
Principal points were Franklin, Columbus,
I'ftjM .-inuii oujriuuur, lueueii, nun lieu
i.iri, iiior n... n ... ...,i....,i
' to largo gatherings ut each
Another Liu Nailed.
New Yong, Nov. 3. Patrick Ford, of the
Irltlt II urftf, say. i "A lotter slgnod BornardJ.
Kolley and uddreised lo 11 rover Cleveland ap
pears to-d.iv, saying that ihu lrish-Auierlcaii
Blalno and Ixguu clubs of New York bavo ills,
banded nnd their members aro now battling
under tho dtunocratla Hag for Cleveland's sua.
cos," The, btatuiu.ut Is an absoluto untruth
THE SLAUUllTEK AT I1IUUIA.
Dsraoersllc Versions or the AtTstr Tno Hon.
dred Netjroot to bo Kept Under Lock and
Key Till After Flection.
New Orleans, Nov. 3. A dispatch to tbo
tilaltt, democratlo, says tho number of citizens
ot lyoreauvlllo who wont out to meet tho re
publicans And Atk thorn to Jleslst la glvffi at
seventeen. Louis Drown and Louts Frelot
(colored), republicans, wero among tho killed.
Tho additional wounded are St. Clair Dugos
and A. F. Hugos, democrats. Tho engage
ment last only four minutes, but In that tlmo
over 1,000 shots wcro fired. Tho negroes, as
soon as they realized that thero was really n
light, nnd that tho democrats wero in earnest,
fled in all directions, leaving their hats, shoes,
horses, and ovorything. Many or them re
ceived fatal shots on the Held, ran a great ills
tanoo, and died In out-of-the-way places.
Their bodies are being found now In tho fields
nnd woods. Between flityand sixty of them
rushed Into Bayou Tccho, whero somo sank
from their wounds ami exhaustion, and wero
drowned In tho conruslon and struggle, but
many reached tho other sldo and continued
their wild flight, Threu wcro reported as
found dead in tho fields this sldo of tho bayou.
Ono made his way llvo miles below hero and
died, Tha excitement at LorcauvUlo was ter
rible. Whon the smoko cleared away, and tho
citizens saw two of tbo noblest men of Fransco
point lying dead upon tho field, tholr rngo
was terrible Tho lcadors of tho republicans
had exhausted thelraramunltlon.nnd retreated
Into a house near by, where they asked for
quarter. Couriers had been dispatched lo Now
Iberia, and a detachment or Iberia guards was
sent to recclvo tho prisoners.
Over 200 colored men havo been arrested by
the pollco in tho first congressional district
slnco yesterday noon, undor ordlualico 50P), as
dangerous and suspicious characters, aud hav
ing no visible means of support. Many of
them wcro committed to prison by tho re
corder. Another dispatch from Now Iberia snys it Is
wonderful how leading republicans managed
to cscapo, many or them having several bullet
holes through their clothing, Tho following
are names of Iho prisoners now in tho parish
prison hero ns participants In tho riot: Judgo
Fontcllcu, Alph Fontellcu. L. Fontcllou. Al
bert Fontellcu, Hug. D.mterlvo (colorod), Al
phonso Migncz, Abo Puillelt (colored), Durscy
Gibson, Dug. Conway, Tontant Menvcnne, of
St. Marllnvlllcs: Alf. Oouzulln, Dick Walker
(colored), and T. 11. Ijtboaux, of St, Mary.
Tbo preliminary examination or the prison
ers was not had to-day, as was expected, owing
to tho absence or the district attorney. Con
sequently tho prisoners will havo to remain In
nrlson until alter election. Thov nn li.nillni.
whlto and colored republicans of tho parish.
Tho coroner's Inquest has becu postponed
unlU Wednesday. ,
Cleveland In BufTslo.
Butfalo, Nov. 3. Gov. Cleveland arrived
here this mornlngAt 7:3,-1 o'clock, Accompanied
by his friend, K. 1). Tutlilll, of tho Tim house,
and Mr." Tuthlll's nephew. Tho governor de
clined tho uso of Mr. Tuthlll's carriage, and
quietly strolled to his usual breakfasting
restaurant, where, alter partakiugof a hearty
meal, ho repaired to his rooms over his ofllco,
nnd later, at about 10 o'clock, was at his desk
lu bis law olllce. It was pxpectod that tho
governor would arrive this afternoon, aud
preparations had been mado to glvo him a re
ception. About 11 o'clock ho loll Ills office
and Hrollod leisurely up to Iho Tim house.
Ho was attired In a nnndsoma suit of black
broadcloth, and appeared to bo In very good
health. He was In excellent spirits and fre
quently stopped on tho sidewalk to chat
familiarly for u moment or two with somo
To a reporter ho said ; "I nm In most excel
lent health and am moro than pleased to bo
at ray homo again." Ho stated thnt the most
cheering news had come to him from almost
every quarter, and the prospects of tho success
of tho democratlo ticket ho considered quite
bright. In ausw er to a question us to what ho
thought about tho state or New York ho re
.plied that ho must decline to glvo an opinion.
Ho wiU;roto In his old district: In tho ninth
ward. Tho governor took dinner nt thn Tim
bdusc, after which lie made his war to his old
lfw olllce, and was continually stopped to re-
iv u me cuugraiuiauuus oi uts menus, A
imbcr of ladies and several or his political
noncnts tjotnir amonir them. Till. i,t.nlm,
i hold a snort recontlon at tho city club, nnd
iter attended tho Academy of Music, whero
it presenco elicited enthuslastlo Rpplio,
iuiuvu ns iuu uuu ui iuu luunu act.
Butler In ilassschusetts.
IOSTON: NOV. 3. Gen. Butler nddrnscml n
lnrgo audience In Muslo hall, Naflck, this
afternoon. Ho was warmlyrecelvcd. Ho said
lit his speech: "They say on tho other sldo
that I havu had money paid mo to work in tho
interest of Blaine and the republican ticket.
Pardon mo. II I had remained at my pro
fession I could havo earned, ut tho lowest
estimate, for t that my eucmlcs said 1 havo
received." Tho general repeated his well
known tariff views, nud tho balance nf his ad
dress was substuutlallyos delivered elsewhere.
fjUer lu thu day Gen. Butler spoku lu Marl
boro. Gen. Butler delivered tho last speech of his
campaign at Lowell to-night. Hu spoke from
a Platform at tho Boston nnd Maine depot to
nn Audlenco of 150 persons. Ho denied as
falso from beginning tu end tbo story that tho
pooplu's parly In Massachusetts hud put into
circulation ballots with thu Blalno electors
upon them. Tho pooplu's party will havo Its
own ticket. Said tho goueral: "Cleveland
ha no moro chanco nf carrying tho state than
ho has of nolng to heaven in a chariot of lire."
lie referred to He v. II r. Burchnrd's expres
sion, "Hum, itomanlsm, and rebellion," and
said that Burchard was like all other clergy
men, a fool In politic. Mr. Blalno had deemed
It necessary to apologize for tho remark, and it
would bo better for him to be fren from ftnroli.
nrd. and eo would 11 bo better for Cleveland to
be free from lletcher. (Icn, Butler .aid ho
was going for tbo doraocratlo party now, and,
after Blaine Is elected, as he will be, ho should
vi iui iuu ii;4,-i!i;iiii I'liuy,
No Safeguards In St. Louis.
St. Lovis, Nov. 3. In tho mattor of the ap.
pointmont of deputy United btntes marshals
for special duty at the polls to-morrow, Judge
Treiit, in tho United States district court,
stated to United States Marshal Couglns
this afternoon that as no condition
or things exptcd hero Just Hying the ap
pointment or deputies hu would not sigh n
warrant for their pay. Murshal Cousins not
tieing willing to assume tno liability person
ally, thereupon cancelled his appointments,
and there will ho no marshals on duty to
morrow. Tho hoard of pollco commissioners,
lu view of this state of allalrs, has rnncludod
not to appoint special policemen. Tho elec
tion here will therefore nroceud as undnr or.
dlnary circumstances, aud all ground for nn-
preuensiou oi trouuic at mo pons is removed,
l'rodl.lous Preparations In Chlcsgo.
Clilt'Afio, Nov. 3. Tho board of county com
missioners this oveulng cpiwtntcd 2,500 special
constables to servo at tho tiolls to-monuw.
United States Marshal Jones has appointed a
largo number of deputies, supKsed to bo about
1,000, part of whom will be stationed at tho
polls and part will bo grouped lu dill .rent see
ilousortheclty as a reserve force, under tho
lommnnd of (Icn. Joseph Stockton. The con
servatlve opinion or both parties tonight Is
that there will bo no inure trouble than usual
to-morrow, It has been raining all night, uud
ut this hour (midnight) rain Is still I'allln-.
Mslno AH li.sdr.
ronTLAND, Mr.. Nov. 3. Slnco tho Scplem-
liereieeiiuti im-ru itui -ecu mil uuiu oxcito
mont over politics lu Maine, but thero nro In
dications of a full tote to-morrow. It Is not
believed that the total voto will bo so largo ns
111 Septombcr, but tho plurality for Blalno is
expected to reach 25,0(i. There nro no oillcers
to be elected but electors, so Iho contest will
bo simply on presidential candidates. Thero
Is no reason to suppose the labor and prohibi
tion tickets will dtaw moru than In beptcmber.
Garfield's plurality In lSaO was H.dll,
Now Jersey Celoalrcd Willi Tramps.
Trenton, N, J Nov. 3. Twcuty-(lv men,
charged with being reieatcrs. weru arrested
heie this morning nnd sent lo tho county Jail
for llvo da) s. Tho country for miles around Is
flooded" lib tramps to-day, and each party
bitterly charges the other with cltorts to colon
ize voters, A number or falso registrations
havo been discovered. Gov. Abbott has tele
graphed Prosecutor Beasley tu remain In his
ofllco all day to-morrow.
On tho Walch for Frauds In Dotton.
Boston, Nov. it. Chief Supervisor Hailed Is
busy to-day Issuing warrants for tho arrest of
illegal voters, to be served if they cast ballots
to-morrow. The niporrisori Intdelr canvass
have found a large number of disqualified
persons upnu tho voting lists in various places,
Including Boston, and If they voto innny of
them will bo arrested nt tbo lolla and ut once
Uprooting Fraud In Ohio.
Cincinnati, Nuv. 3. Seventeen '. prisoners
were arr igned lu tho Uultod States court to
day charged with violating election laws, Ono
of them was Thomas Cogan, n member of the
Ohio leglslaturo. Ho was charged with two
offenses assaulting a deputy marshal and
prureutiig a citizen lrom voting. Over 100
persons havo beeu Indicted.
1 tie Virginia Legislature,
IliciiMiisp, Va., Nov. 3. Tho general assem
bly met to-day and adjourned until to-morrow
no quorum being present, The adjournment
Iroiuilay today will ho continued until tbo
,th, whon the oitra seuldiv ends and tho ex
tension. iiic upon teu days ejo be;lui.
CAPITAL CITY TALK.
POLITICAL PHOPHKIS I11S1LT AT YfOltK
ON THE STHKKTS OF 1YASIIIXUT0.N.
Tho Fate of Unused Dcmocrstle Campaign
Documents-Clerclaad's Frlouds Supporting
Their Hopes With Idlo linmors-A Fen
Sample Dels Whero Ueturis Will lis lie
cettod. "Carry thoso papers Into Iho back room?"
said Mr. Post, In chargo or democratic head
quarters, yestorday afternoon to the colored
Janitor, pointing to a number or piles of docu
ments which lay In assorted grades on tho
tablo. A few will be preserved as curiosities,
but the bulk of them will bo sontto tha Junk
dealer. Tho pictures of tho rear end of Mr.
Blalno's house and tho appeals to tho work
Ingnion of Iho country to voto for Mr. Cleve
land nnd obtain cheap sugar; tho brilliantly
selected rhetoric on tho evils of a high tariff,
nnd tho pages of figures supposed to represent
republican stealings, nil thoso havo served
their purposo, and are now good only for paper
stock. Thoy will probably Und tholr way Into
Mnl. Hill's vats and ultimately bavo good re
publican doctrines nnd Jubilations over to
day's work printed upon tho saino fibres, ro
woven. Tho artificial confldenco In carrying every
thing was still maintained among democrats
here yestorday. Not a concession could bo ob
tained from ono or them, not even of a doubt
ful state. The troublo nud cxpenso or to-day's
electlou seemed to bo considered almost su
periluous. Just what useful enough men
at present were to bo thrown over alter Cleve
land gets lu srore settled upon by tho respec
tive opposing cliques, Iho other party being In
variably marked for tho Jonahs. Much mm.
fort was taken In tho reported resignation of
-luyur urueu HSU -illiuiuutu lur ru-cicciioil 111
Now York cltv.
But tho principal oauso of tho high spirits of
iuu uiviureti vil3 n rejKjri, eagerly accepieu
without verification, that fleii. Grant had
written to Admiral Porter to tha ctlect that
Clevclan's election was assured. Admiral
Porter himself know nothing or thu lettor.
Ho had not received n lino from den. Grant
since tbo latter replied to his condolences on
the general's accident somo months ago.
Such n condition ot facts did not, or courso,
Interfere with imaginative newspaper corre
spondents who sent Hie glad lldlugs to such
Papers as would welcome it as good campaign
llcporlcd oners and acceptances of bets wero
also iicely used as Inspiration for false holies.
For Instance, Capt. Lultrell, chairman of tho
uisirict ucmociatla central romniittin. ivm
said to havo taken up a number or bets placed
lu Hie hands or Mr. Gould by treasury people,
on a basis of 3100 to Jsy that Cleveland would
curry Now York, and even on the penerat rn.
sun. s.apt. i.uurcu never ucts ana uoesn t
know Mr, Gould.
A laruu number of small but hnnnflrin lmta
wcro made last night and tho money put up
with tho various hotel clerks to bo dciioslted
in tbo olllce sales und delivered on Saturday.
These ran about as follow s, tbo record being a
fow selected at random : 810 oven nn Indiana;
Kioto s:ii that New York w 111 eo democratic-
HO even on the general result: 810 even on
S nVI ..! ,..A I 1... ,.. I'l.i.lnl.n.l I., v...... ' ,.. J
w.yM luiaiii; iui viuvvrntlu ill ..on lUK,gMl
to 820 on Cleveland carrvlnir Nuw York, nud
thu samo ou his election.
uoi. m. Tuyuir huh, nnor putting about 11,000
upon Cleveland, getting no odds, telegraphed
to a Now York lrlond vesterdnvto kunu linw
tbo betting was going there. Hu received tho
ruuicr uusatisiactory lniormation mat Dels
WOroSl.000 tll&VUon ttln imnnrnf ri-HiilI. wllli
tho odds in fat or of Blalno.
Judgo Knott, with a record ni a campaign
worker since HU I, was met at republican heai
quarters yesterday afternoon. The lnevllublo
question was put to him.' "I havo not tho
isost remotu Idea or how tho result will bo,
Although I havu every reason to hopo that our
ticket will bo elected, Thero has been so much
dlsatlcctlon and thero will bo such an Amouut
in scrnteuing mat tno result is iar lrom cer
tain." The returns will bo recoived up to midnight
and displayed by stereontleou at Tub Kkpubu.
can olllce; on a screen erected by tho district
republican oxecutlvo committee, opposite WU
lard hall, and at tho democratic committee
rooms, lu Vernon How. Tin- retuibtleAn rmmi.
m Not York jivenuo, will hv thh returns
taistcd as received on epcclal.wirc, ns will tho
United Press association, at oil Fourteenth
street; tho democratlo rooms, on F street, and
Western Union Telegraph ofllco. ilelurns'wlll
bo rend from Iho slago or every theater nnd
other placo or entertainment In tho city, nnd
at tho Bethel Literary association, during tho
exercises at Bcloel hall, on M street, near
THE YVEATIIEH FOU TO-DAY.
Clouds and Light llalus Probable. In Most of
the States Fast of tho Mississippi.
There Is no moro potent factor in politics
than the weather on election day. Fair
weather is always republican and foul weather
democratic. For this reason It is qulto as In.
tcrcstlug to know what thu weather will bo in
all parts or the country to-day as to know
what tho other conditions are. Ueporls re
ceived by THE ItEruuLlCAN at nn early hour
this morning, from all sections of tho country,
giving tho condition of tho weather und thu
probabilities for thu various states, glvo the
Boston sends word that, Judplug from re
ports received from Maine, Massachusetts,
Now Hampshire, Vermont, llhodo Island, nnd
Connecticut, thu weather in these states will
probably bo cloudy and wanner, and toward
night light rain will fall. New York says light
rain, with cloudy weather, Is probable in that
state to-day, Philadelphia says that tho re
ports from that state, uud also from Nuw Jer
sey and Delaware, Indicate cloudy, warmer
weather, with light rains. The samo report
comes Irom Maryland, Virginia, North Curo
Una, South Curollna, Georgia, Florida, and
Alabama. New Orleans reports that good
weather can bo expected lu Louisiana, Missis
sippi, and Texas, Arkansassays "It looks like
rain." Teuuesseo reports thnt there are signs
of cloudiness und rain, Kentucky, Ohio, In.
dlann, and Michigan say mat It Is
likely to bo a cloudy, rainy day in nearly
all portions ot theso states. Chicago
telegraphs that rain Is falling In various por
tions of Illinois, aud it is llkelv to rain In that
city ut any moment. It is probable that It will
clear up lu Iho western part ot tbo stato dur
ing Iho day, with colder cathor. Wisconsin
says: "It will ruin here to-day." Minnesota
sends word that the weather will bu cloudy,
aud It will ralu lu the southern portion or Iho
state, uud will clear nil' by the evening and bo
cool and froity. Iowa null Missouri say It
will ralu, but looks ns If it would clear nil'
afterward, Nebraska and Kansas promise to
glvo us good weather, as dues also Colorado.
Oregon says It will bo cloudy and rainy. Cali
fornia reports that thero will bo clear weather
In that stale.
From theso various reports received It would
appear thai the weather to-day Is likely to bu
cloudy, wiiu light rains In thu whole country
this sldo of thu Mississippi rivsr, but It is
thought that theso ruins will be only local,
and not suflleleiitto Interfere with the elec
tion. At Chicago and neighboring cities Iho
weather will bo dlsagrcebly raw, as tho wind
Is tcportedas coming lrom liio lake.
The Heputillcan Invlnrlliles,
Tho Republican Invlnclblcs held an enthu
slastlo meeting last night. Partial arrange
ments were made for thu reception ol Gen,
John A. Logan iim tils arrival In this city.
The club svlll bo Joined by the lxjgnn Legion
of Baltimore, accompanied by the Wilson post
band ol forty pieces. Invitations to unite with
Ihem lu this demonstration will bo extended
to all the republican statu aud local
organizations in this city. Arrangements
havo been completed by tho club lo receive
dispatches this oveulng by special wire und
display them by sturcopticuu at thu headquar
ters. Amerlrsn Woods and Their I'srs.
Tho exhibit of American woods, Illustrating
Iho multifarious uses to which they aro ap
plied, now being prepared for thu New Orleaus
exhibition under tho direction of Mr. William
Saunders, ot tho department ol agriculture,
It will also bo of great practical utility as a
ruiuisus iu uii uxeeeiuugiy interesting, willlo
iiii'tius ui aiiuruiiiir lanuuwners ineruasou
knowlcdguas to tho klndsol timber In demand,
tho uses to which they nro applied, mid thu
comparative udvuntages to bo derived fiuiu
their cultivation. Among the most successful
of tho collectors by whom valuable contribu
tions to this exhibit havo been obtained from
various classes of woodworkers Is Mr. Charles
Hlchaids Dodgo, lato uf ihls city, aud now en
gaged lu literary pursuits ut Nuw Haven, Conn,
One of tho most beautiful of these contribu
tions Is u chair, manufactured by a New Haven
linn, lu which all tho varieties of wood used
by tho manutacturers In their business havo
beeu harmoniously combined so that scarcely
any two parts of tho chair nre ot the sumo
wood. Besides what ho has secured In Nuw
Haven aud vicinity, Mr. Dodgo has obtaiued
uuu eumriuuiions iu new lura uuu itusiou,
both of which cities ho has visited for this pur
pose. Another collector has had excellent
success iu Philadelphia, nnd thu contributions
from that city uiso will bo numerous uud valu
able; Tko iVestl'or To-day.
Incrmiini) cloudliieu and rufn, u fll'jU tltt fit
temiKmture, eatt to oa(A tclnUi. lower barometer.
Yesterday's thirmometer 7a, ra., 40,3; 11 a,
m., 5().l! J p.. w , 55.8gi 7 P- w.. WW 11 p. m,,
s'j.2"; uiAilci-u, Wi iu.lulta.u, 110'.
Illchard L. Thompson and an Unknown Mia
Jump Oierloard from Fcrrj-Dosli.
Yesterday morning, at 10:30 o'clock, whon tho
ferry-boat City or Aloxandrl Ion her moor
ings In Alexandria iho had on board as pas.
songor Mr. Illchard I. Thompson, a Conter
market produce dealer, of ihls city. When
tho boat reached a pnlut ju-t opposite tho
Arsenal grounds Mr. Thompson was seen to
svrapasiuall bit of paper around a cane, nnd
deposit tho enne near tno railing ol the boat.
Then going to the Mem or Iho boat, roldlng
his nrms over his head, hu ikllbratcly plunged
into the rlvor, which at tills point Is very deop
with n very swift current. Tho cry of "Man
ovorboardl" quickly caused the steamer to
halt In her courso. A boat was lowered and
cterycifort mado to savulhounforluuate man,
but ho soon sank from sight. On examination
of tho plccu or paper wrapped around the cano
It was hiund to be n receipted hill from Messrs.
Strang & Tucker, nnd from It was Also ascer
tained who Iho itlcldo wn.
Information was Immediately sent to Mr.
Carter, who liad charge or the produce eland
or Mr, Thompson in tho market, who at onco
went to the place w hero the suicide occurred.
I.voty attempt to find tho body yesterday after
noon was misuoecsslul. Tho commanding olll
cer oriho Washington barracks permitted tho
firing oratwclvc-iiounder for awhile at tho
edgo of iho river, with no success, ho ever.
Mr. riionipson was 17 yean of age, lived At
No. 1923 I street, was n man greatly respected
by all who kuow Mm, and of sterling business
habits. Mr. Carter, who worked hard nil
yesterday afternoon nnd cv cnlng to recover tho
liody, stated that, although always In the con
fidence of Mr. Thompson, ho could assign no
reason for his employer's act. Mr. Thompson
ha; been married a llttlo ovcrn year, aud his
svlfo received Iho news ol her hu-band's sui
cide with ovldcnces oftho deepest sorrow, and
It was not until cvenhu thai she recovered
mi) thing llko outward composure. Mrs.
Thompson says that her husband has been un
der a physician's treatment lor nn ulcer mi
ono uf his limbs, nnd that for several weeks ho
has been greatly depressed In spirits about It,
This is the only reason given for his suicide.
Hirorts will bo mado to find the body to-day,
but, ns tha current at this )lnt Is very swift,
no ono knows exactly when to search tor it..
A medium sized mau, wearing a cutasruy
coat, black mustache, slight beard, and a
derby hat putehascd a tlckut for Aluxandria at
t'i:2,i last lllelit at the ferry iiillen. 1 Its u ith tin.
crowd that waited tho coming of the C.ly of
MnauinKiuu, Weill Ull Mouiu Its tilKIII as SI1U was
luadofust, Tho man Willi tho ilerbv wcut Im
mediately to tbo upper deck and began pacing
up and down 111 an excited state, and a l.idy
heard him ninltnrini? to liliimplf. U'hrm tin,
iioat turned out Into tho stream, on her trip to
Alexandria, ho went below und cmred ' mil of courso they felt unno prldo In what they
tho bar, whero he remained somo lime. When . had accomplished. Ho spoku of tbo prepare
Iho boat passed tho arsenal grounds, hu vwii'. 1 Hon that had been made lor a second expedl
cm deck again and stood looking over thin, of Hon tho next year, nnd said this expedition,
side toward tho Maryland shore. When licit- I had been prepared In accordance svlth tho ex
boro' point, half n mllo lurtner down, icrlcnro gained by tho llrst, and that they felt
reached ho was soen to spring ou tho lull nnd confident they would havu becu able tuliavo
svlth n cry leap Into Iho water, livery one gone at least sevcnly-llvo miles beyond tho
rushed to the spot whero ho was lust sueu point reached tho previous year, but nfler
niuimiii.;, nuu iuu iiuim wnn rioppuil. S..IIU.
Kstcrhrfuce launched a tmall boat, hut couid
not discover tho man. About twenty feet
from where ho was seen lo go
down bis hut was picked up. Ou tho inside
was a hat band, upon which wero worked tho
initials "V. W. w." A searcli was made lor
somo clow to his identity, buOwnu was found.
Tho boat passed on her way, uud when Alex
andria was reached tho mutter was reported.
Up to a late hour last night Iho body had not
been recovered nor had any ono discovered
who tho aulcldo was.
fJEX. NEWTON'S KEF-OUT.
Tho IudefcntlMo Condition or Our Cot si
Brig. Gen. John Newton, chief of engineers,
U. S. A., In his annual report, calls attention
anow to our unprotected sea nnd lnko coast,
and says that a foreign licet could levy enough
on Now York alone to pay four or llvo times
tho cost or puttlug our coast In a dcrenslblo
cnndltlou. Our forts nro useless against
arms, nnd nre all especially weak on the land
side, ut wits the old custom of building coast
uolenscs. Formerly rmlllcatlous wcro placed
closoby tho cities tliey wire to defond. Now
engineers move them lurther dovt n rivers nnd
harbors.and advocate a dlsluncu ut not less than
seven miles. Torticd'Wior"i.bmerced mines
will delay hostile lleets mull tho obstructions
nro removed or render. 1 Harmless but tbco
nro useless unless defenile. by modern guns
of high iiovscr. Fur.da.iitlleieiit to purcTiaso
torpedo cases, electrlu Ci'Mcs, uud apparatus
for all the large liarb ir. r o needed, thu cases
to bo Lent in store re Jy to bo filled when
needed. Fish torju'iloo', 1 1 bo operated from
shore, should also tie provided. Tho argument
advanced by wuuld ..o chics that teuisirary
earthworks or sand torts are as good defeuso
as any, nud that when war comes upou us
such Improvised ilefonset will bo all
that Is needed, must ussumo tho
iicoplo to be profoundly Ignorant.
Inns or heavy caliber, properly protected In
their bittcrles, can mnku the entrances to our
harbors Impregnable, und If, through delay in
making such arrangements us are manifestly
necessary, lu cose of a disaster, a lerriblo re
sponslblllly must rest somewhere. Some, nt
hast, or the guns for laud defeuso should equal
thu most powerful afloat lu any Heel, and Iho
nrmor on laud should bo made much heavier
than that curried by any ship. The heaviest
guns should lie mounted so as not to be reached
but by a shot through tbo port, iron turrets
being provided for Iho guns, to secure tho
maximum Held or fire: iron casemates, with
polls or embrasures, lor tho next class or
guns, with Iho light guns In barbetto
on disappearing carriages. Ho commends
the steel built-up gun, but thinks tbo steel
wire wound guns bitter still.
Tho Idea that lu case nf war wo could soon
place ourselves iu readiness for defense, ho
pronounces n strange error, for while n diplo
matic delay or a fow vreeks, or ma) bo mouths,
would enable n foreign power to bo In rendi
do, with Us ships commissioned, it would re
quire) ears for this country to prepare. The
model u system Is to muLo n war sudden,
sharp, and decisive, and then to muko tbo
beaten paity jay tbo expenses.
Privateering, which was our safeguard lu
1812 until wu were ready for action, is no
longer available. Thu total estimates for guns
und armaments for tho coast Is S6:,lss,uuo.
Tho estimates for placing guns, including
nrmor and machinery, Is Slo.iHs.mo. Theso
estimates havu been made carefully, and tho
cxtrcmo cost would certainly not exceed $00,
UOO.O'JO. Tho estimates for tho fiscal year aro sub
mitted, based ou tho recommendations of en
gineer oillcers lu churgu ut works (which havo
Already been published), nud uggregato
t,20J,uOO. Or tho ilelenses of Washington,
Gen. Newton says tbo condition at Fort Footo
may bo described as ono or ut'er dilapidation,
and tbo buildings uro rapidly going to decay,
but as Ihu lort Is not occupied bv troops no
repairs aro recommended ; al Fort Washington
tho buildings uiiocittnlod bv Iniops are gen
erally In a dilapidated condition, hut no re
pairs aro recommended, as it Is of moro ltn
portaucu to mount a few guus and to furulsli
thu magazines and parapets.
THE INDUSTIHAL SCHOOL.
Flection and Reports of ODleers A Fair and
Kltchcngarden In Prospect.
A vory lnrgo number ol ladles Interested In
tho Metropolitan ludustriul school met last
night ut thu school, corner Nineteenth uud II
streets, for tho annual ulectlou ot oillcers. Thu
preliminary business of the president's ad
dress aud the reports of the secretary and
treasurer were followed by music and an ad
dress by itev. W. I. .McKcnucy. The lollowlng
oillcers were elected for tho ensuing year :
President, Mrs. A. I- Barbour: vice presidents,
Miues. Alvln Meeker, A. (i. Martin, I.. K.
Deano, Martha Schlvcly, A. II. Walker. II. U.
Williams, S. 1). Lu Futru, aud Charles Nye; re
cording secretary, Mrs. M. A. Weaver: corre
sponding secretary, Miss Frank Andrews,
treasurer, Miss M. S. West, uud register, Mrs.
S. K. Smith. Mrs. W. II. Stoulcuburgb was re
elected superintendent of the schools. Tho
following named ladles wero designated as
chairmen of tbo several committees: Visit
ing, Mrs. 11, K. Williams; purchasing,
Mrs. A. V. Davis; finance, L. '.. Deaue;
devotional, Mrs. Martha Schlvcly; disbursing,
Miss M. S. West, and audttlug, Mrs. S. K.
bmllh. Thoreiwrt of Miss West, iho treasurer.
Iinwud that lu I KS.lt ho balance on hand was
' S711.VI; received during the year ending Oct.
I I, 1CVM, BVr.'. li, UAI'Vimi'll, 71, ooy Oil llllllllllU ou
I hand Oct. 1, 22.32. Tho report ol the record
ing secretary was a leugthv rcsuino of tho
work dono by tho school during the year.
There will soon bo a "kltchengardon'1 at
tached to tno school, tabu In charge or. Ml. s
West aud Miss Walto. Arrangements ate now
being made for A fair, for the benefit of tho
school, ut Wlllard's hall during ihu llrst week
Ninth Division Assurlated Charities,
The annual meeting of the members of tbo
ninth division of tho Associated Charities was
held lust eveiilug ut St. Murk's P. K. church.
Tbo following elections were mado lor tbo
ensuing year: President, itev, Rebut t N, liner,
pastor ot Waugh M. 11 cliuich; vlcu president,
llov. W. M. Itigersoll, pastor of tbo Metropoli
tan Baptist church: secretary, Mr. John O.
lleck; treasurer and iltsiiursing ageut, capt. (',
A I ltii !! 1'iiifl.lriip tifiil i oitiriitsi (frit f .'
A. Brewur: i-eulstrar aud dcleuate. Mrs J. W
llabson. These oillcers with tho following
wcro chosen its the board or directors : Mrs.
lieu. Katon, Mrs. Ulst, Mrs. J. II. Wilkin
son, Hon. John I'Jiton, Itev Dr. Chester, and
Hov. A. F Steele. A number or nddltlouul
visitors were selected from the members. He
ports or iho work or tho division nud the In
dustrial school attached to It with read by tho
secretary. Tho beard or directors decided tu
hold their lint ccUuKov,12,
A TALK WITH Tin: MAN Tvno HAS BF.F..V
Pleasant Life of tlio Greelr l'srl; al Tori
Conger Ksporfruees si Cans Ssbluo-SulTtr-lags
and Heroism of Corporsl Klllson Tin
Talk nf Starring lieu.
Sergeant Ilralnerd, of tho Greely Arello ex
pedltlon, paid TueRKrunuOANicaUUst even
ing and requested thnt tho ounounc mont In
Iho Advertisement of "Storm Haten," tho
play which Is now liclmr performed at tho
National, that tho survivors of tbo flrcely
expedition would appear, bo denied. Tho ser
geaut said that Sergeant llelderbeck was ths
only one of tho survivors who hail appeared
In Ihls play and that 'was 111 New York city,
and slnco that tlmo neither ho nor any ono
else of tbo parly has had any connection with
Sergeant Bratncrd camo to this city on Friday
nnd ho Is tho llrst ono of tho survivors tour
r he here, llolio flue-looking manofabout
SO years of ago, compactly built, with clear
cut features, datk brown hair nnd muitache,
nnd hazel eyes. It will bo remembered that
ho accompanied tho lamented Lockwood on
his memorable aledgo Journey, and is now tho
only porson living of that party which reached
tho farthest point north in tho Arctic rone.
Ihejconvcrsallou drlRod to his cxpcrloneo
In tho fiwcn regions, and ho gave a graphic do
icrlptlonof soma of tho Incidents whlcn oc
curred during tho thrco years tho expedition
remained in lhat region. Ho said that at Fort
Conger their life was pleasant enough, as thoy
had plenty to read and eat and abundance of
fuel lo keep Ihem warm.
Being asked if tbo men grew despondent
during tho long winter's nights, lio said tun' at
llrst It was a novelty, And they rather enjoyed
It, but toward the cud or the winter ecaion it
was seldom one would hear a laugh or a Joke.
Tho depressing influence was removed when
Ihu suu made its appearance in the spring, and
they all regained their good spirits, liefer
ring lo hit trip to the "farthest north," ha said
that, although It was known at tbo tlmo they
had gouo farther north than Narea
expedition, the labors had been so
pent ns so taxe an tno enthusiasm outnrtnem,
iiiiiviuik si uuya ttwsn water WOJCIICOUniurcU,
anil thoy wcro compelled to return to Pots
conger, no related mo experience or Dr
Puvy, who was adrift on nu lco tloo In tho
Polar sea for two days. Dr. I'avy aud
his parly followed tho routo pursues
by Iho English expedition, being de
sirous of reaching a point farther north
lu tho samo direction than tho English
had, but after leaving tbo laud of Capo Joseph
lloury a severe storm occurred, breaking tno
lco up into many tloes. Dr. Pavy fell Into th
water, but succeeded In climbing oa ono o
tho Hoes, and was drifted about for two dayt
until tho currents carried tho lloa to tu'
Speaking oftho ret pat from Fort Conger,
Scrgt. Ilralnerd said that the greatest care wa.1
exercised to carry nothing but tfliat was abso
lutely necessary, and even that carried was
reduced to Its minimum weight ; tent-poles
wcro whittled down until they had barely
strength euough remaining to support ths
tent, aud even the edges or tbo sleeping bags
wero cut oil' in order that they would not only
havo less w eight, but also take up less space.
Herald that tho statement which has been
published that Greely loaded moro coal on
tho steam launch than was necessary,
and neglected to carry provisions instead,
nnd that thero were several tons or coal loft In
tho launch when it was abandoned, was no:
true; that everything put iu tho launch was..
weighed with tho greatest nicety, taklnjj luja
uoiisiucraiiou too longtn oi tune itsxpjJMXV"'
IUI All l-Sf IWV UUtV LHIUUIV.! 0U UAAIV 11 UQ HIV-
calculation that when they abandoned the
launch there was only ono or two shovels IUU
of coal remaining. In leaving Fort Conger
there was not thu slightest doubt but that they
would lln.l ut Capo Sablno an abundance of
provisions, If" not a vessel waiting for them,
but they also thought it probable thu launch
would bo crushed lu tho lco und tho party
compelled to return to Fort Conger for tho
winter. In such au event they would havo
slatted tho following spring aud re
treated overland. There, wcro enough pro
visions At l'ort Conzer tu have kent them dur
ing tho winter, but tho tiupttlv or fuel had.
been cxbuusted. aud moro would lmrfi--ACfl
to bo mined from a coal mine in tho vicinity.
The dogs had been used for hauling tho sleds,
aud instead of killing them, ns had been. 'sug
gested when they were about to icavo tha sta
tion, and as humanity seemed to suggest, it
was decided to let them live, and tolcavu oiien
for them threo months' piovislons, as In case
tbo party returned tho dogs would havo been
Sea-t. Ilralnerd described tholr disappoint
ment on their arrival at Capo Sabine, and said
that alter recovering from It they treated tho
mutter philosophically, aud mado prepara
tions for iho w inter. "Wo had no fuel," said
thu sergeant, "aud heated our tea by un alco
holic lamp, which was extinguished nlaiost
bcloro thu water boiled, so as uut to waste any
ol thu alcohol.."
"You must' havo becomo pretty well ao
qUAlnted during that winter ai Capo Sablnc't"
"Wo did. It wns a placo svhere tho charac
ter or a mau camo out. Wo tried to talk most
uf the tluiulo keep our spirits up, and before
surlug 1 guess overy man know as much about
Ihu families of ull tho others as he did about
hlsu.vn. Up at Fort Conger every ouo had
been reticent about his family a flairs, but that
didn't hut long at Cape Subluo. We never
knew that Gardiner was a married man until
the last winter."
"Did you ever Ulk about good things to
"Yes: that was ono of tho ways wo had for
nmuslug ourselves. Wo got up elaborate bills
uf fare, and ordered what wo wanted, and wo
ull wauled cvcrjthlugln tho bill."
"Did you ever really muko upyourmjnd
that you must die?"
"Yes; always toward tho last wo concluded
that wo could uot llvo many more days, but
death had no terror for us. Wu thought of It
rather as a wclome relief fromuursuiterlngs."
"Was thero much talk of religion there T"
"Nut much. 1 think wu would havu been
good subjects for a band of missionaries even
ou tho day wo wero rescued. I don't menu
that wo were irreligious. Auyprotuuityor ob
scenity was discountenanced, and I don't re
member but little of cither all that winter.
Hut wu didn't talk much about religion, I sen
It reported that Lieut, ureely was reading
piuyer when tho rescuing party camo, but
that Is n mistake. Ureely wus digging lit a
liemmltau can whoa iho rescuing parly ar
rived." .The sergeant raid that there was n llttlo
ilowcr grew there, thu buds or which wero
vory sweet. Tho plant grew In llttlo clumps,
mid a man wuuld lie down aud pick and eat
ull he could Uud in one placo. Ibeu roll lo tho
uext clump, li did not rtquliu so much
strength lo roll a to walk. When thu llrst
death occurred 11 cast a iiluoin ovur thu whole
party, but as ono after the other dropped oa
they became Indifferent In It, and only won
dered w hetber or not they would bu thu next.
Tho sergeant spoke of iho heroism dlsplayod
by Corp. l.llbon. even niter his feet And hands
had been Iruon oll'und ho was lying hclplesa
lu Iho tent. Elllsou was frozen lu December,
hut was kept alive until thu next July. HU'
condition was horrible. His feet and baua,
were uot amputated, but dropped on", and Iho
slumps were baudaged up. A spoon was tied
lohls right arm nud a cup of wafer placed
uear hlin. He knew his bauds wcro gone, but
did not know lhat his feet had dropped off. A
month alter his feet weru goue somo one inked
hlin how ho felt. Hu auswired ho was foellng
ull right, bultliu bottom of his rljtht foot Itched.
It was feart d that If Informed ol thu loss of his
feet tho shock would have killed him. Every
lime tho stumps of his legs weru dressed
screen w as so placed that tie could not sco
their condition. Sergt. liiaiuurd said that
Ellison never complained, and whenever any
complaint was made by uihers hlstimplo ro
luutk. "Bolt, I don't sie nlial you havo to
complain ol; I dou t complain." That remark
was alw ays sufficient to stop tho grumbling.
bergt. llruluerd thinks thai slekwust at Fort
Conger was prevented by tho Isu measures
ndopted by Lieut, oieely relative tu cxerctsu.
This thoy weru required lu take uue hour eaca
day, but wero allowed to pursue their own In
clluutlnn ns to thu kiudoi'uxerctsu to bo taken.
Hu said ho wusol the opinion thut If tho course
pursued by the bullish expedition In requir
ing each man tu pet form u certain amount of
work each day had been enforced nt tort Con
ger, thu result would have been that tho mun
would havo grown dupuudent aud disease
Ho said that nt first after they wcro rescued
they did uut care for food, but In three or four
days they became ravenously hungry, aud utu
ev cry throe hours, and even wllh these fro
queut meals thu Impulse, at the table was to
reach nut and tnko every article of lood within
sight, Instead of wailing till thoy wero served,
This hunger lasted them for threo weeks.
In which time they accumulated nearly eighty
pounds of lilt each. Ho said that hu found
small dowers as far north us ho had gone, ami
that uear Fort Longer there tit an auuudsuco
of game, such at must ox, for, ducks, and
birds. They killed over 1W luusk uieu thu
iurttic uu, '