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jL i i i j y "VOIi.1. OTO. 216. WASHTNGTO D. C, SATURDAY MOKING-, OCTOBER 20, 1894 SIX PAG-ES. OInTE GEiNT. THE PLOT WAS LAID HERE Searccy and Merqaafield Boarded at a Hoase on the Avenue. WERE KNOWN UNDER ALIASES One of These Names on the Pawn Ticket round in the Cumberland Suspect's t'atcfeel Viviaa, Alias Morganfield, Was Refused Laudanum at Og-ram's Drug Store A lour of the eaeap lodging-houses was jade last night by a reporter lor The Tikes, nd all tbe registers were oarclully examined .The resttltwas the discovering of the stopping-place of the leader of tbo gang now un der arrest at Cumberland, Md., giving the nams of C. J. Searcey and Charles A. Mor gan held, tbe confederate of tbe former, now ljing with a broken leg in a Cincinnati hos pital, while the bandits were in this city plan ning the Aquia Creek hold-up. ( m the register at the house of William Miller, on tbe sooth side of Pennsylvania av enue, near Twelfth straet, where an illumin ated sign hangs out offering a sleeping place for all comers, were discovered these names signed in pencil: 'C. T. Yroan, Boaoak, Ta." "C. Arlington, Konoak, Ya." V hen tbe watch was pawned at Hetden trtmer's for $17 tM man who pledged it gave ho name of Arlington, and the ticket was ft una in tbe grip of the robber arrested at Cunbcrlaud. so that it became certain that identity bad been established. The reporter had a photograph of Searcey, Which was taken at Cumberland, and this was (Down to tbe proprietor, and asked If it was i rupture of tfte latter of the two men who topped at his house between September 25 in d 27, as tbe register showed. After looking It it for a long while, be said: "That was very much like the man, al though, of course, he wasn't dressed like Ihat.-' alien Miller went on to say that Arlington was the taller, and that the one gi vine Ms name as Vivian was much shorter. When the two men were described to him he at once said it tUid with the appearance of his lodgers in the last part of September. "They went out and same in at irregular intervals," he continued, "and did not say very much. From their talk I thought they were from the country, but I'll tell you that they were very snrewd. They had no bag gaie at all."1 It is apparent from this discovery that Fearcey and his companion, who is now in Cincinnati, were short of funds while here and that the other members of the gang were Stopping at other places about town. Just wiere they met and discussed tne plans for the successful robbery is not known at pres ent W hen tbe night clerk at Ogram's pharmacy. at o. 1211 Pennsylvania avenue, was told last mcht that a bottle with tbe name and ad dress of the place blown into the sides was found in the possession of the flncionati dej erado, be expressed surprise, but finally re ailed that a short, thick-set man had sent from across the street where 3Lihr s is located, about September 26, for iaudanum. first he sent a messenger, and then came across tbe street himself. Both time' he was refused. The clerk said that ttio man had a beard, but the fellow may have had it shaved off since. oeneral Manager Herring, of the Adams Txpress Company, said yesterday tiiat he was pleased to know of tne capture of tne other n.nn. "There's no doubt about the identity of the two," he said. "We'll have several more in a few days, you may be sure." rt hen tbe officiate of the company were questioned about the lads, exclusively rii ted in Thk Times, that Searcey bad been i ieutitied as the leader of tbe gang by tbe old ci tbes found in his grip, and that tbe num- I rs on the 200 lottery tickets found in his f -session agreed with those on the list l- graphed from Florida they were reluctant I I Fpak at first, but finally admitted that tbe information was true. 1. 'bert Pinkerton. of New York, aecom par. ed by Seymour Butler, reported to be one of 'ie shrewdest detectives in this country, were m this city yesterday, and it is stated yt i n in consultation with tbe ex Tr es officials. Tne latter acknowledged t' it it was hoped to find several more of the ban nts at Cincinnati, and the impression prr ails timtihey bad agreed upon that dty as theliual rendezvous. THEY WERE COMRADES. But a Western Paper Claims That Morgan field Was Nor ar Aquia Creek. CrxciNKjm, Ohio, Out. 19. The Enquirer will publish an elaborate statement to-morrow holding that Morgaafield was not in the lquia Creek. Ya., express robbery, but that be and his pals, who are believed to be hiding about this dty, recently did another job iqtially atrocious that wilf soon be developed. It is conceded that Morgaafield and Searcey ire pa-taers, were together in Washington, Tuiiberland, and other places, hut that Morganfield's gang were doing one job while Searcev s gang were doing another. The Enquirer says that this is tbe reason the city authorities contested the action of Manager Fogg to-day in trying to attach the $l.0u for tbe Adams Express Company. All the uutnorities and detectives refuse to dis ouss the other job. THEY WERE IX WASHINGTON. One of OrngRist Ogram's Bottles Found Near Where Morgaafieid Was Arrested. S CrscrxKATi, Ohio, Oct 18. On a farm near Chester Park the detectives this afternoon found a bottle of laudanum. lathe bottle was blown tbe name "Ogram, 1218 Pennsyl vania avenue, Washington, D. C." This bot tle was found where Morgaafield was ar rested. He was in Washington with Searcey. Near tbe spot where Morgaafield broke his leg, while trying to board a freight train, they found the broken point of a knife blade, it being supposed he was trying to dig a bole in the earth io.eoncoal something. Marks were also found on the ground, indicating that he dragged himself to the creek nearby after being injured. It is thought he then threw something into the water. It was learned that a one-logged fellow, who has been hanging around St Bernard, called at German's farmhouse Wednesday and took away a bundle given him by the supposed robber. It is believed that this I'undie contained a greater part of the "swac." Tbe officers are to-night scouring the neighborhood for the one-legged man. A flash photogragh of MorganfleM was taken to-day to be forwarded to Washington. John Carley. teamster, says that on Wednes day afternoon, a short time after Morcanfield had been removed to the Giesman house, a well-dressed stranger accosted him and asked Where the injured man had been taken. He was told, but the man did not go to the Gies man residence. He is supposed to bu an accomplice of the injured man. One detachment of officers are on this man's trail. While many private detectives as well as tbe regular force, are still engaged about Chester Park suburbs, there is a gen Bead about "Woodmont," lop second page. oral opinion to-night that Morganfield's pals, nt least somo of them, havo escaped to Louis ville. SEARCEY IS WEAKENING. It Is Thought He Will Make a Clean Breast To-day. Special to Tue Times. OosiBEnuKn, Md., Oct 19. The Searcey case rests to-day as it was yesterday. Searcey koeps to himself in the jail and will talk to no one. Mr. George C. Hildt loft for the East to-day, and will return some tiino to-morrow so as to be present at the Habeas corpus hear ing. A dispatch from Cincinnati states that on the person of the man, Charles A. Morgan field, another Quantico robbery man, was found a box of pills with the name of H. L. Lefevre fc Son, druggists, of'Cumborland. Mr. William Lefevre, of the firm, was seen to day and slated that on Inst Monday evening a short, heavy-set man entered the store and called for somo quinine capsules. A dozen three-grain ones wore put in a box and given him. Ue then bpught sonio perfumery and soap for which ho paid $1.45. This is no doubt the man who loft the city that same evening on express train No. 1 for tho West. Mr. Lefevre thinks he would bo ablo to rcc oeniee the man again. Detective Hinde, in company with Express Messenger Cnitchflold, called at tho Second National Bank to-day and re-cxHnnncd tlio money and articles tnken from Searcey at tho time of his arrest. Mr. Hindo says ho ha3 found several additional points against Searcey in this examination. Tho names on the pawn tickets are those of C. J. Searcoy and Alvin Oortney. The number of tho watches wore also taken. Mr. Crutohfield i-tates positively that ibre i3 no doubt that tbe articles were in the possession of tho ox press company before the robbery occurred. The attorneys for Searcey are putting on a bold front, but it is thought that their client will break down and giyo the entire snap away to-morrow. STORY OF THE ROBBERY. Express .Messenger Crutchfield Relates His Thrilling Experience in the Car. Hitherto Bxpress Messonger F. S. Crutch field and his assistant, Harry Murray, have steadfastly refused to toll any reporters of their unusual experienco in tho car at tho time of tho hold-up. After overcoming a number of obstacles Tue Times correspondent succeeded yesterday morning in interviewing Crutchfield and securing a description of the scene from the inside of the car, which is now given to the public through the columns of The Times for the ilrst time. "When the train slowed up." began tho messeager, "after passing the drawbridge at Aquia Creek, I thought that nothing unusual was the matter, but I stepped to the door to look oat. Then I saw the masked man on tho platform, and just as he was about to enter I realized the situation and banged the door in bis face. At the same time a shot wa3 ilred through the door as it was closing and buried itself in the side of the car. Then I hurried to tne lights and turned them out and cried out to Harry that it wa3 a hold-up sure enough. "A cry came from tho outside that wo must open the door or we would bo killed. No answer being returned to this the llrst bomb was thrown, and it blew a hole in tho door about a loot wide, shattering tho glass also. The noise of the explosion was deafening, and it thrilled us cooped up in that narrow car like an electric shock. Again tho cry came from the outside that wo would bo given thirty seconds to unlock the door or else a bigger bomb would be thrown, which would blow out the whole swie of tho car. Wo didn't answer for a few seconds, because tho sound of our voice would have located us. "All this time tho fellows outsido wero fir ing through the hole and the broken window, hoping that we would be hit, I suppose, but we didn't speak, because then they would have been able to have located us. Again tbe bandits warned us that we would surely be killed by tbe next bomb if we didn't sur render, and then we 'caved.' EXTKRS THE LEADER Or THE BOBBERS. "Then the leader entered, and, as tho key was turned in tbe lock, said: "Well, boys, it's a good thing you gave up. Now, then, we want all the express money you've got, and be d d careful that you" don't try any games on us, or we'll shoot both of you down like dogs.' One man then appeared and kept Murray covered while the leader had his gun pointed at me all the time. Then tho latter ordered Murray to cut open all tho pouches. Harry hesitated, and askod mo if he should do so, and I said that it seemed as if that was the only way opcu. "After tho thieves got all tho money in sight and started out tho door the leader said to me. that if I got discharged, ho would know of it, and cive me a job. I thanked him sarcastically. They put tho booty into one of the rifled pouches. It was a mighty unpleasant experience, you may bo suro." Further than this Crutchfield declined to talK. M - y v ANOTHER HOLD-UP. Express Car on n Texas and Pacific Train Robbed of .Money. Dallas, Texas, Oct. 19. A special to tho News from Weatherford, says: A report reached here this afternoon that tbo West bound passenger train on tho Texas and Pa cific Bailroad which left hero at 11:30 this morning, was hold-up and robbed by four men near Gordon about noon. At a point about two miles this sido of Gor don four men, unmasked, approached tho soction gang and forced them to oDstruct tho road and flag tho train. When tho train was stopped the bandits forced tho express mes senger to opon the door of tho express car. They also forced tho soction men to go into the car with a sledge-hammer and break the combination off the express safe, but their efforts to onen the safe wero unfruitful. The messenger's wny-safo was battered open, and what money there was in it was taken by the robbers. Tho amount secured, it is estimated, runs anywhere between S5C0 and 5.000. To-morrow being pay day at Thurber for the largo number of hands that work at tho mines, there was in,tho combina tion sate $30,000 consigned to tho Pacific Coal Company, which was to pay oil the hands. Suspicious characters havo been seen for the past month or so in that section and tho express company was prepared for tho at tack, as they had on the train ono of their special combination safes to which no agent along the roulo know tbe combination. Tho express company had a special man back in the coach who knew tho combination to tbo safe and who would come forward at stations where he was needed and opon tho safe. Tho passengors and mail cars wore not molested by the robbers. After the robbery was committed, tho four robbers walked away towards the mountains, whistling, going in a southern direction. Tho Texas Pacific Coal Company havo offered 500 reward for tho capture of tho robbers. -- TO BITE THE BITERS. Whipping Post for tt'hifc-bcntcrs Rcc: ommended by a Grand Jury. PnuDELrniA, Pa., Oct. 19. Tho Camden county grand jury, in their final presentment to the court to-day, said: "Whilst we do not favor the whipping post as a general moans of punishment yet in cases of wife beating its use upon tho culprit would no doubt have n wholesome effect. It has been found that in almost every instance tho husbands who during the feession of inquest live exemplary lives, immediately after tho adjournment repeat tho whipping. "A dose'of the samo medicine upon them selves would no doubt havo a salutary effect" Bead about "Woodmont.'Uop second page. ACQUITTED AT MIDNIGHT Frank Aldrich Declared Not Guilty of Forgery by a Jury. HIS WIFE WAS HYSTERICAL Tho Devoted Woman Was in tho Corridor When tho Verdict Was Rendered Bho Cried With Joy and Fainted Indictment Pending But Will Probably Be Dropped. Judgo McComas held a midnight session of court this morning, and in flvo minutes Frank Aldrich, on trial for three days past for forging Judge Colo's name, was mado a freo man. It was just 12:20 a. m. when tho judgo camo in, ono minuto later tho jury was ranged in line, nnd within two minutes moro tho do fondant was in the dock with his attorneys, Truitt and Walker, on either sido. Tho jurymen answerod to their names and Clerk Down, rising, said: "Gentlemen of tlio jury, havo you agreed upon a verdiet?" "Wo havo," answered Foreman Geary Johnson. "What is it?" "Not guilty." At tho words Aldrich, his faco beaming with joy, grasped an attorney's hand on each side. "Thank God," was heard in a woman's voice in the corridor. In an instant Aldrich had pressed through tho little crowd of jurors, bauiflsand others, and was at his wife's sido. "Your honor, can tho defendant bo dis charged?" asked Lawyer Truitt. "Let tho defendant bo discharged," replied Judge McComas. Hardly wero these words exchanged when hysterical cries and wcoping wero heard in tho hallway and women's voices trying to soothe the devoted wife. nis wire FAINTED. In a falntlrig condition sho was borno into the marshal's office, and her husband' nnd two sisters, Mrs. Cox and Miss Lonmnn, chafed her wrists and dashed water in her face, while friends stood around speaking words of sympathy and trying to help give relief. "It's all right now," said Aldrich tenderly as, holding his wife's head on his arm, ho kissed her. And Judgo McComas, as ho passed out of the courtroom, called to some friend: "You'll get ammonia nt tho drug store, Ninth and tho Avenue." Restoratives were administered, and when Mrs. Aldrich was a little composed her hus band took her in his strong arms and boro her to tho street Thero tho little family party with tho lawyers and half a dozen friends waited while a enrriago camo. Thoy wero just at the base of tho Lincoln stutuo. Mrs. Aldrich and her sisters wero seated on tho curbstone, whilo the men stood on tho asphalt in a half circle about them. "I knew what it would bo beforo Johnson spoke," said Aldrich, himself nervous with joy. "For two of tho jurymen smiled at mo, nnd thoy wouldn't have done that if it hadn't been all right." "Hero's tho lucky stone," Bald ono of tho sisters, and the other broko In, "Sho wants to know whero's that pie. I guess sho's all right." A moment later a big carriage drovo up, Aldrich shook hands warmly with his friends and tho party drove away to Miss Lenman's home, No. 1003 Sixteenth street. TUE CLOSIXO rEOCEEDIXOS. Tho proceedings in court during the day consisted of argument by the attorneys, and tho judge's charge. Walker and Truitt mado the most of Judge Colo's many indorsements, his doubt as to his signature on somo notes , nnd Aldrichs incapacity to writo tho name as alleged to bo forged. Truitt also effectively used tho wifo's un swerving faith in her busband's'.mnocenco. Government Counsel Birney and Jeffords brought out strongly Judgo Colo's testimony, that of the experts, and tho defendant's alleged flight. Judgo McComas charged tho jury that tho alleged flight should count much in determin ing tho intent to defraud, but warned them not to consider tho defendant's army record, as the President's pardon had cleared that, both In complianco with attorneys' request His charge was clear and forcible but boro hard on the defendant Judge Colo's Interest was shown by his tel ephoning at midnight to know tho verdict It's two words, not ono," answered Clerk Downs. Thero is another indictment against Aid rich, but it is similar in every way to that just finished, nnd it is probablo a nolle prosequi will bo entered. TILLftAN HAKES A THREAT. t South Carolina May Prohibit the Manu facture of Liquor Altogether. Columbia. S. C, Oct. 19. Gov. Tillman has written a letter in reply to Commissioner Miller in reference to tho whisky question nt iisuo between them. In conclusion he says: "'I will only stato in conclusion that unless the authorities at Washington shall construo the statute so as to glvo us relief, in caso of this kind, it is almost certain that our gen eral assembly at its next session will bo com pelled to prohibit tho manufaeturo of liquor altogether, except under stringent Stato regu lations, and if tho question of rovonuo is to govern in determining this matter tho United States will receive moro revenue if tho caso is decided in our favor than it will if decided against us. "I cannot beliovo it is tho purpose and tho desire of tho national government to encour age and assist distillers In disposing of thoir product contrary to State law. But If gov ernment distillery warehouses are to bo turned into retail liquor establishments exempt from Stato control, such will bo tho inovitablo re sult "You will confer a favor by submitting this letter at onco to tho Attorney General, that he may moro clearly understand our position." ON LAFAYETTE'S GRAVE. Bronze Emblem Placed Upon It by Sons of the American Revolution. Pabis. Oct. 19. Capt Nathan Appleton, tho delegate of tho Society of tho Sons of tho American Involution, of Massachusetts, at 3 o'clock this afternoon placed upon tho tomb of Gen. do Lafayette, in Piepus Ceme tery, tho bronzo emblem of tho society, which was forwarded hero for that purpose. , All tho loading Americans in Paris and tho descendants of the Frenchmen who took part in the war of independence, as well as tho surviving members of Lafayette's family were present. In the Field of Politics. Gov. McKinloy and party loft Cincinnati yesterday morning for Now Orleans. Ex-Speaker Beed denied yesterday that ho had severely criticised tho McKinley bill. Tho Republicans of tho Eleventh Missouri Congressional district havo renominated Charles F. Joy, who was unseated by tho present Congress in favor of John J. O'Neill, Democrat Tho Republicans of tbe Tenth Missouri dis trict hav-o nominated Frank M. Storrett to op pose Seth Cobb, Democrat, now running for a third term. v . ' a Bead about "Wooamont," top second page. I THE SUNDAY TIKES." Another Beautiful Art Supplement Will Bo issued Choice Reading. To-morrow's Times will consist of twolvo broad pages and a magnificent art supple ment, a reproduction in colors of Hoywood Hardy's celebrated painting, ''Speak for It." Somo of tho readers of The Times will not only get a picture and an excellent papor, but also a prize, as Messrs. Saks & Co. offer a hnt, Heilbruu & Co., 402 Seventh street northwest, n pair of shoes; tho Johnston Company, 729 Seventh street northwest, threo pounds of best Java and Mocha coffeo; Georgo W. Spier, 310 Ninth street northwest, a watch insurance poliey; Rushton, tho relinblo shoo repairer, Seventh and I streets northwost, will ropair a pair of shoes, in return for cortnin numbered art supplements. Thonumbors required will bo published on Monday. Everyone should care fully preserve tho supplement to seo if ho has ono of tho lucky numbers. Among a host of interesting literary feat ures will bo: A SunEwsnmiY Wooing Marion Hill's de lightful love story laid in rural scenes. Madame Mode's New Funs An illustrated fashion nrticlo from tho technicnl pen of Judio Chollet Pabaoons ron Policemen Whnt th o Dis trict requires of its blue-coated guardians of tho peace. A Week in Laeob Ciecles Seven days' developments in tho various labor bodies of tho city. Washington's CnuncnES A continuation of tho popular Sunday urtlcles on local houses of worship. Two Impobtant Conventions An editorial discussion by Rov. Alexander Kent Amono Sechet Societies Something about nearly all tho brothers who meet on the quiet. Abound the Abkoiues Ask our local citi zen soldiery what they think of this regular Sunday feature. The City's Woman's Clues The Times has a special reporter assigned to them. In Amateuu Spobtino Ciecles Interesting to non-prorcssionni athletes. And so on, through a whole gamut of good things, and All for threo cents. CENTURY OLD VICTORY. Anniversary of tho Surrender of Lord Contwnllls Celebrated by District Sons of tho Revolution. Tlio 113th anniversary of tho surrondor of Cornwallls at Yorktown was eolebrated last night at Wclckcr's notel with becoming prido nnd patriotism by tho District Sons of the American Revolution. Inspiriting musio was played, patriotic speeches wero mado, and a splendid banquet closed tho festivities of tho event. In tho concert hall in which tho addresses were delivered Stewart's historic engraving of Washington was hung just over tho stage. This valuable portrait is soon to bo presented to tho Central High School as a gift of tho society. The gathering lastnltrht filled tho room, extra accommodations, in fact, being neces sary. The proceedings wero opened with an ad mirable address by Dr. E. M. Gallaudet. who presided in tho absonco of President Breckin ridge Ono of tho happy thoughts of his ad dress was that in timo England nnd America might join bandsin friendly alliance to pre serve penco to tho world forever. Assistant Attorney General Holmes Conrad mado tho next speech, which was devoted to showing tho forces and eloments out of which tho American character had been molded, such as moral courago, obedience to law, and a patriotism which ho said no longer exists. Justico Brewer mado the closing speech in his brightest, happiest vein. Mingled with tho humors of his remarks wero gien somo solid and substantial lessons of wisdom, drawn from tho revolutionary and current history of tho country. After tho speeches, which wero nil good and all short, tho company retired to tbo banquet rooms, where an elegant supper was partaken of to closo tho entertainment The officers of the society wero tho commit tee on reception nnd arrangements. Tho affair in all its details was a very delightful ono indeed. WEIGHED IN THE BALANCE. Lcxow Coramittco Told that Its Prico Was Fixed atS7C,000. New Yobk, Oct 19. Tho Lcxow committeo to-day was startled to learn that oven itsolf had been wcighqd in tho baianco by tho gam blers, green goods, and polloy backers of tho city. Tho man who informed tho committeo from their witness stand that their roputations for honesty had been reduced to dollars and cents was Georgo W. Kay, eight years ago a policy backer of this city, but now a reputa ble business man. Ho testified thnt ho heard tho committeo could bo bought for $70,000. "What's that?" inquired Mr. Lexow, an grily. Senator Bradley whistled softly, Sen ator Cantor only smiled, while Senator Rob inson nppearod thunderstruck. Mr. Goff inquired whether n pool was boing made up for tho purpose of securing "protection" from tho committeo, but tho witness nssurcd him that ho know nothing about it if suchau attempt was being made. Just beforo tho committeo adjourned tho threo children of Mrs. Urchittol wero brought into tho room by an agent of tho Hebrew Sheltering Arms Society and restored to their mother. Thorowasan affecting scene. Tho children rushed from tho presence of Mr. Goff to tho arms of their mother. An adjournment was then taken until next Wednesday. PLEAS FOR THE PERISHING. Evangelization Work Discussed at First Congregational Church. A missionary meeting in tho interest of evangelization work was held last night in tho lecturo-room of tho Congregational Church. Tho room was prettily and tastefully deco rated with flowers, and a banner was dis played on which wero printed the appropriate words "A Plea for tho Perishing" and "Lord. What Wilt Thou Havo Mo to Do." Tho spe cial object of tho meeting was to hear ad dresses from Rev. Dr. Robert H. Glover and Robert A. Joffray, of Toronto, Cnnada. Dr. Glover will leave this country for South China next January as a missionary. Ho spoko most instructively on tho geDial subject of missions, while Mr. Joffray dis cussed tho subject of "Missions and consecra tion." These speakors aro making a three months' tour of tho country aud will go from here to Laucnster, Pa. Two Thieves Arrested. Detective Rhodes caught Daniel Wites. a colored boy, aged nineteen years, trying to sell a tandem bicyclo on D street yestor day, and arrested him on suspi cion. It was afterward found that tho machine bad beon stolen from Louis D. Blis3. of No. 327 1 street southwest. The samo officer arrested Emily Murdoch in Alexandria lost night and brought her to this city, charged with tho larceny of 2 from Nor man L. Fitzhugh. Not Under Quccnsbcrry Rules. London, Oct 19. Tho Marchioness of Queonsberry has lodged a petition for tho nullification of her marriage. The caso will shortly bo hoard in Camera. Read about "Woodmont," top second pago. CZAR'S DAYS ARE NUMBERED Russian Authorities No Longer Try to Conceal This Pact. ALL HOPE OF RECOVERY GONE Bleep Has Fled His Eyes and tho Condition of His Heart and Hi3 General Weaknes3 Are Unchanged Special Services to Be Held in All tho Churches of tho Empire. London, Oct 19. Tho last red tape cordon, that is always drawn around tho truth by diplomacy, wa3 brokon to-day when M. De Stael, tho Russian ambassador to Groat Britain, admitted to tho ropresentatiyo of the Associated Fres3 that telegrams recelvod at the ombassy preoludo any hope that tho suf ferer at Yalta would ever again rlso from his bed. Baron Mohrenhelm, Russian ambassa dor to Frunco, this morning furnished tho Paris Figaro with the samo unwelcome news. If this is not sufficient, tb? flight of court officials, tho forced and hurried journeys of members of tho Russian Imperial family across Europe, tho alarm of tho various courts, the shivering bourses and tho prayers offered up in churches are irrefutablo testi mony of tho fact that tho Czar Is dying. M. Benkendorff, tho Russian court chamber lain, has countermanded every order that has been Issued in connection with tho proposed visit of tho Czar to Corfu. Many officials have started for Livadia. Princess Alix, tho Czare witch's betrothed, will arrive at Yalta on Mon day, and she will bo preceded by a few hours by Grand Duko Yladimir. The Grand Duke Aloxis arrived in Paris this morning an'd left to-night on the Oriental express, which is duo at Yalta on Tuesday. Around tho palaco at Yalta thero was to-day placed a triple cordon of polico and soldiers in order that no access could bo had to the palaco from without aud that nothing from within could escape to tho world unless it first passed through tho crucible of a censor ship. So grave aro the issues depending upon the Czar's lifo that evon tho people of Russia appeared to bo satisfied with curt official bulletins so meager as to suggest in carefully chosen words tho theory of the worst. Dispatches received from St. Pctorsburg report that the city to-night wcar3 its usual aspect, except that crowds of people are in every street grouped about the places whero the bulletins are posted. Hero they havo been clustered sinco morning waiting tho receipt of further news. No further bulletin has been issued since C:15 this morning. To night tho theaters wore open ns usual, but the audiences were oppressed by a sense of calamity. In Russia this is entirely natural. What certainly is a remarkable feature of tho crises is tho sympathy developed within tho past twenty-four hours in London for tho Czar, tho man, nnd tho sufferer. To-day the churches throughout Russia held special services for the recovery of his majesty. St. Petebsbubo, Oct. 19. A bulletin issued nt Livadia at 10 o'clock to-night says that the Czar passed Thursday night almost without sleop. nis majesty rose this morning as usual. His general weakness and tho action of his heart are unchauged. The oedema of tho feet, which previously appeared, has in creased. His general couditfon is unchanged. Thi3 bulletin is signed by tho five doctors in attendance upon his majesty. METHODIST MISSIONS IN IDAHO. Address of Dr. William Burt, of Rome, Before the Epworth League Mass-meeting. An address by Rov. William Burt, of Romo, on "Tho Methodist missions in Italy," was thOjfeaturo of the Epworth League mass mooting at McKcndreo M. E. Church last evening. Nearly a thousand Leaguers wero present from nearly every chapter in tho District. First Yico President James E. Pagh pre sided, nnd after prayer by Dr. O. A. Brown, Rev. L. T. Wideman read tho Scripture les son. Then chapters reported that up to date 300 members bad pledged themselves to con tribute to tho special Thanksgiving fund. "He's tho Princo of Peace" was heartily sung, and President C. M. Lacey Sites in a brief speech referred to tho special mission ary contribution of 50 cents to bo given by each member of tho Epworth League. Thero should bo no backward steps in their mis sionary contributions. Ho then introduced, as ono who is in this country endeavoring to to secure funds for tho erection of n new churcn in Rome, Jlov. William Burt, D. D of Romo, superintendent of the Methodist Mis sion in Italy. Dr. Burt began by referring to tho Lord's Prayer, especially the clause "Let thy king dom come," and asked how is that kingdom to como? His answer was by tho work of tho Christla' people, in all lands, and ho said tho local L guers should take part in bring ing about that result. Ho then reviewed at length tho history of Italy for 300 years past and spoke of tho Methodist missions in that country, which, he said, wero now in a flour ishing "condition. At tho conclusion of Dr. Burt's address Mr. Pugh conducted a consecration service, nnd ho meeting closed with the benediction by Dr. Widerman -- HOWARD ftUST GO HOKE. Judge Lacombc Decides Control Rests with the Secretary of the Treasury. New Yobk, Oct 19. John James Howard, tho second coachman for Mr. Lovi P. Morton, has been ordered into tho custody of Commis sioner Sonner for deportation to Europe as a contract laborer. That was tho decision of Judge Lncombe to-day, upon hearing of tho writ of habeas corpus for tno release of How ard. Judgo Lacombe admitted the contention of counsel for petitioner that Howard was both a personal and domestic servant, nnd that his landing, therefore, was not in violation of tho statute, but ho took tho broad ground that tho courts havo no jurisdiction, tho act lolesating to tho Secretary of tho Treasury tho solo power to decide whether or not an immigrant is here in violation of tho law. Ono chaneo i3 still open to Howard, and that is an appeal to tho Secretary of tho Treasury for a rehearing of tho caso, which will probably bo made by his lawyers. Telegraphic Brevities. Samuel Booth, ex-mayprand ex-postmaster of Brooklyn, N. Y., died yesterday, aged seventy-soven. Tho jury in tho caso of School Inspector Joseph A. Walsh, on trial on tho charge of having accepted n bribe, brought in a verdict of not guilty this morning. It is rumored that H. B. Plant has bought tho Florida Sonthorn Railroad, which runs through 250 miles of tbe richest agricultural and phosphate lands in Florida. Tho Fifteenth Regiment Infantry, TJ. S. A., commanded by Col. R. A. Crolton, was pre sented a stand of colors at Fort Sheridan yes terday by Chicago citizens, in recognition of services during the strike. Tho widow of President Nunez has declined tho proposed grant from tho republio of Colombia of tho sum of 100,000 a3 a token of tho country's appreciation of the services which her hu3band rendered to Colombia. Read about "Woodmont," top aocond page. PRESENTED TO THE TRUSTEES. Sibley .Memorial Hospital Completed and Dedicated Distinguished People to Furnish the Rooms Erected in honor of a Christian lady whoso memory is dear to tho hearts of all who knew her, and dedicated to tho service of amelior ating the ills that human flesh is heir to, the Sibley Momorial Hospital was yesterday for mally presentod to tho trustees of the Metho dist Deaconess' Homo. Several hundred per sons, prominent in local Methodist circles, gathered to witness tho ceremony, which took place In tho Deaconess' Homo, immediately adjoining tho hospital. In tho enforced absence from tho city of Bishop Hurst, Rev. Dr. Luther B. Wilson, pre siding elder of the Washington district, acted as chairman, and, after conducting brief de votional exercises, introduced Mr. B. H. War ner, who delivered tho address of presenta tion on behalf of tho donor, Mr. William J. SILIoy. In the course of his remarks Mr. Warner said: "Men may bo divided Into two classes; the llrst, who aro largely in tho majority, accum ulate wealth and obtain influence principally for their own benefit and that of their fam ilies. The other type of men is represented by tho ono who make3 th gift to-day. His beneficial influence ha3 boen felt in the Y. M. C. A., tho Central Union Mission, and, in faet, in nearly every enterpriso for good which has been undertaken in tho District for many years past Especially helpful has he been to tho Foundry Methodist Church, to which his benefactions havo reached nearly 40,000. Mrs. Gen. Clinton B. Fisk accepted the gift on behalf of the Woman's Home Missionary Society and trustees, and Rev. L. T. Wider man, D. D., for tho local management Then Rov. H. R. Naylor, formerly presiding elder of the Washington district, delivered au elo quent address on tho "Needs of a hospital." Beforo proceeding to the hospital, where tho building was dedicated by Bishop Bow man, a number of tho ladies and gentlemen agreed to pay for tho furnishing of room3 or beds In the several wards, and thus carry out the designs of tho founders, having the hospital supplied altogether by voluntary contributions. In response to Dr. Wilson's appeal the following rooms wore taken by the persons named: Examining room. Mrs. Senator H. M. Teller; resting room, Bishop Bowman, for Mrs. Bowman; tho entrance hall, Mrs. H. M. TeUer; tbo lower-staircase hall, Mrs. Clinton B. Fisk; upper-staircase hall, Mrs. E. B. Rust; front ward, second floor, Dr. J. B. Wright, lor his mother, Mrs. Emily Wnght; physician's room, Dr. C. W. Scott, for his father; private rooms, on third floor. Mrs. E. M. Rankin, of McKendree Church; Mrs. M. E. Graham, and Mrs. F. T. Hoffman, of Foundry Church. Beds have been taken by the following: The New Jersey Conference Society, the Tremont Street Church fcociety. Boston, Mass.; Miss Frances E. Willard, Lady Henry Somerset, Mrs. Jano Bancroft Robinson. Mrs. C. B. Fisk for her husband. Gen. C. B. Fisk; Rev. Dr. C. W. Baldwin for nis mother. Misses Saddio and Katio Brown for their father and mother, Mrs. Poole, of Baltimore; Dr. M. D. Peck for his mother, Mre. A. T. Peek; Mrs. C. B. Dickinson, and Mrs. Greer. Mr. W. H. Warner gave $150 to furnish a bed in the rear wing on the second floor. At the conclusion of thLs part of the exer cises the audience adjourned to the hospital, where Bishop Bowman, senior bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, offered the dedleatory prayer, and Dr. O. A. Brown con cluded the exercises with tbe benediction. A reception was given Mrs. Clinton B. Fisk at the Deaconess Homo last evening. Among thoso present were Mesdames Teller, Tulloeh, Tasker, Caldwell, Street, Smith, Kingman. Hall, OHn Leech, Wright. Clark, of New York; Burr, McDowell, Davis, Moore. Dickin son, Burris, Roach, Stuart, Baldwin, Lemon, Burdctte. Polkinhorn, and Turner, and Messrs. Caldwell, Street, Smith. Kingman, Hall, Leech. Brown, Brownwell, Clark, of Now York; Sibley, L. B. Wilson. H. B, Nay lor, Todd, Brown, Wideman, McDowell, H. N. Davis. Burt, of Rome. Italy: Moore, and C. W. Baldwin, and the Misses Turner, Davis, Polkinhorn, Ella Steinmetz, Emma Teller, Fowler, Emery, nnd Street. DR. W. A. BARTLETT RETIRES. Pastoral Relations with the New York Avenue Prcsbvtcrian Church to Bo Dissolved by Presbytery. Tho last act in the dissolution of the pas toral relations between Dr. W. A. Bartlett and tho Newi'ork Avenue Presbyterian Church, to far as pastor and people are concerned, sranspired at a congregational meeting held at tho church last evening. Hon. J. W. Douglass was choson to pre side, and A. J. Halford was elected clerk. In a brief address, in which he expressed his regret at the necessity for the step, Dr. Bartlett stated his reasons for requesting per mission to resign. A committee was appointed to prepare a paper, expressive of the sense of the concre gation, which committee was composed of John Randolph, A. W. Francis, James B. Young, L. S. Emery. Noble D. Lamer, Fred erick. Pilling, and Georgo C. Gorham. Tho committeo. after a brief consultation, reported a series of resolutions expressing the tenderest regard for the retiring pastor, and stating that while for tho reason assigned tho pastorate must close, the consent of tho congregation was yielded with great re luctance.. In presenting tho roport of tho committee, Mr. Randolph spoko with great feeling of the proposed change and os the tender tie that bound tho people to their pastor. Eleven commissioners wero appointed to accompany the pastor beforo tho Presbytery of Wosniug ton to represent tho congregation in a united request for a dissolution of the relation. Tho commissioners aro: John Randolph. John W. Foster. H. H. Wells, Justice John M. Harlan, W. B. Gurlcy. C. E. Mott, S. L. Crissey, W. B. Robison, Charles E. Foster, Georgo C. Gorham. and S. W. Thomson. Tho Presbytery will meet at the New York Avenue Church on Tuesday next at 11 o'clock a. m. HER CONSCIENCE WAS KEEN. Mrs. W. I Brucn Lclt Ilcr Husband Be cause She Could Not Love Him. A divorco owing to a separation on con scientious grounds wa3 granted yestorday by Judgo Cox. William Livingston Brucn, who i3 a well- known lawyer, was married on February IS, 1889, to his wife, Josepha Bentley Bruen, by tho Rev. John H. Elliott, according to tho Episcopal service. Thoy lived together till Juno 2, 1S92. Their homo was thon at No. 173G Q street northwest. Mrs. Bruen had on many occasions declared she did not lovo her husband and never had loved him. On Juno 2 sho packed her trunks and left him. Sho was, at the timo of filing the suit for divorco, living at Stockbridge, Mass.' Tho bill for divorco says "the defendant de sorted and abandoned tho complainant be cause sho deemed it unconscionable to live with him whom she did not and never bad loved, and said act of desertion and abandon ment was a matter of conscienco with her as complainant is by her informed and verily be lieves." Thoy had no children. Mrs. Bruen mado no defense. Breckinridge's Appeal Killed. Tho suit of Madeliuo Pollard against Hon. W. C. P. Breckinridge was given its quietus yesterday in tho court of appeaU. On motion of Galderon Carlisle Col. Breckinridge's ap peal was docketed and the caso dismissed. -- Newest Patt ens Wall papers and carpets. Horace J. Long & Co., 521 Thirteenth street northwest Lowest prices on standard goods. Read about "Woodmont," top second page. GRANT NOW TAMMANY'S MAH Straus Declines the Nomination and the ex-Mayor Takes It. HE ALSO MAKES CONDITIONS AH Candidates Whom He Eegarda as Inju dicious to Be Taken Off the Ticket New Platform Constructed for Him Strata' letter of BecUaatioa and to Senator EI1L Naw Yoke, Oct. 19. Hugh J. Grant was named as the Tammany candidate for mayor, vice Nathan Straus, withdrawn, at the meet ing of the executive committee in Tammany Hall this afternoon. The ex-Mayorsald in tho morningne would not accept the nomination, bet he changed his mind after a long conference with a com mittee. Col. Michael C. Murphy made the notifica tion speech at the Union Square Hooso. CoL Murphy said in substance that Tammany Hall felt it incumbent upon it to call upon a child of Tammany, honored by ail its youn voters, to be its standard bearer. Mr. Grant's response, in substance, was as follows: "My determination to accept is based upon conditions whieh I will hereafter state, so that there ean be no mistake about my po sition. I had determined never to take pubUa office again, but as I favored the nomination of Mr. Straus I feel that I am somewhat re sponsible for hfa being named. I feel ex tremely sorry for the course Mr. Straus ha3 taken. But as Mr. Straus has declined and you havo been so extremely kind to me I wul show my appreciation of it by accepting tta nomination. My conditions are that such. candidates now on the ticket whose candi dacy I regard as injudicious, shall be re moved from the ticket." It was announced that a new platform had been prepared expressly for Mr. Grant. The following letter from Mr. Straus, writ ten to-day, wa3 read at the committee meet ing: "CHAraatAS Executive Cosquttez, Tammany Hall: "Dxas Sir: I cannot too highly express my appreciation of the honor conferred on me by my nomination as the candidate of the Demo-? cratie party for mayor of the city of New York "The distinction was all the more flattering because the nomination wa3 tendered to mo without any pledge, either expressed or im plied. But while I have never bad the slight est doubt about the election of the candidates, placed on your ticket, I simply obey tho dic tates of my conscienee in withdrawing my namn from it "My reasons yoa will find more fully set forth in tbe letter (of whieh I append a copy) to the Democratic candidate for Governor of the State, bet to whieh I have received no written reply. "Though personally out of tbe race, my efforts fur the suecoss of tbe ticket will be continued without intarmfeelon, and all the organization so far perfected, and the cam paign material collected at my headquarters, with the headquarters itself, are at your du poeal. I have the honor to be yours respectfully, "Naxkas B. Stbacs." Following is Mr. Straus' letter to Mr. Hal: "Union Sqcaek Hotix. "New Yoke, Oet. 17, 1334. "Senator David B. Hrxx: "Dxak Sib: I trust that you have declined to allow your name to be placed on any other tictet in thi3 county than the regular Demo cratic ticket, upon which my name appears. "l expect to stand, as tne canaiaate oi tn Democratic party for mayor, but I shall po3iS tively decline to run If you overthrow tha political standing of the Democratic party in. this county by permfttiog your name to ap pear on your tieket with, a Republican, candi date for mayor. "I have the honor to subscribe myself, yoera respectfully, "NfATHAXB. STEAC3." GEN. WILES' EXPLAINS. Absurd Misconstruction of a Paragraph irt His Annual Report. Kansas Orrr. Mo., Oct 19. The following telegraphic correspondence in reference to the mooted paragraph of Gen. Miles' nnrmal ra. port is self-explanatory: "Kansas Crrr, Mo., Oct. 17. 'To Gen. Nelson A. Mtees, U. S. A., Fort Sill, O. T.. via Bush Springs, L. T. "This paragraph taken from your recent annual report is being much quoted and com mented upon by the press and public: "'Tho conduct of the troops in restoring order and confidence when mob violence ana a reign of terror existed in Chicago, wai marked by great forbearance, fortitude, and excellent discipline and their presence antf action here very greatly contributed to tb maintenance of civil law. and in my opinioa saved this country from a serious rebellloa when, ono had been publicly declared to exist by the one most responsible for it3 existence. "It has been said tho one yoa refer to la President Cleveland and it has been explained by your friends that you probably meant Eu gene Y. Debs. WiU you please wire a state ment about the matter to the Associated Press, Kansas City, Mo., for disseminatloa throughout the country and thereby favor us. "(Signed) Meevtt.t.e E Stone, "General Manager Associated Press." "Anadarxo, OkL Ter.. October 19. "ToMklvielk E. Stone, General Manager Associated Press. Kansas City: "The language of my annual report does not warrant any such absurd misconstruction as contained in your dispatch. The earnest desire and purpose of the President in main taining the supremacy of law and civil gov ornment for the restoration of peace with tha least possible delay, is too well known, to bet misunderstood or lightly appreciated. "Nelson A. Muss, Major GencraL" THE GLENNAN IftBROGLIO. Warrants Sworn Out Against tho Doctor, Detective McDcyitt, and Assistants. Tho warrants sworn out against Deteetiva James A. MeDevitt and his assistants, Daniel McDevitt and S. A. Taylor, 83 well as Dr. Arthur H. Glennan, charging them with, forcible entry, were not served by Detective Weedon last night. The defendants are all responsible persons and will appear in, court when wanted. Tho charge is tho outgrowth of the forcibl entry of the detectives and Dr. Glennan into tho boarding-house at No. 910 Twolf th street northwest to recover the children of tho doctor and procure evidence in prospector a divorce proceedings. Some interesting testi mony will be brought out when the casa comes up for a hearing. Lawyers say that Dr. Glonnan had a per fect right to enter tho house whsre hte wifa was staving. Across the Ocean. Tho lower house of the Hungarian Beichi stag by a large majority yestorday decided to re-commit tho bill providing for freedom of worship to the House of Magnates for ac ceptance unamended. Rumor i3 current in London thnt Lord William Beresford is to marry the Duchess of Marlborough, formerly Mrs. Louis Ham raorsley, of New York, but it is discredited by tho friends of both parties. Sir B. T. Bekl has been appointed attorney general of England to succeed Baron Russell. Read about "Woodmont," top second page.