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TTTTr YOL.'l TsO. 21S. WASHTSTGTCXSr, D. C, MONDAY HOBSTrSTGU OCTOBER 22, 1894 SIX PAG-ES. OjE CENT. KAS SEARCEY CONFESSED? Reported to Have Made a Clean Breast of the Robbery, DLBVER BLUFF OF THE SHERIFF Ee Mates as if to Take Searcoy to Fredericks burg, but Detours and Brings Him Back to the Express Office, Whore the Alleged Confession Is Said to Hare Been Obtained. For over twenty hoars while a night jind a Jay passed away, C J. Searcoy, the leader ol the railroad robbers, was subjected to a rigid md penetrating examination in the offices of the Adams Express Company, at No. 021 Peaasyivania avenue, in this city, which must bare seemed to the wretched man equal to the terrors ol the inquisition. At the mercy ol his keepers, tho criminal tvfts so torn and worried by the snill and tact &f his questioners, the firmest of men could not have come out of tho ordeal unscathed. Prom information gathered from a reliable source it is stated that the bandit was led into a well-planned trap, and, finding himself aaegatand cornered at every turn, broke down and made a cloan breast of tho whole desperate and dangerous undertaking. When a ttetef is foroed into this position, he invari ably gives all needed information about the Identity and probable whereabouts of his confederates, and consequently at almost every hour may be chronicled the capture of the rest of the bandits engaged in the Aquia Creek hold-up, as well as the discovery of the hiding plaee of the booty, admitted to be be tween 100,000 and $150,000. The events that occurred in the closely guarded and silent express office during the stillness of Saturday night and Sunday were highly dramatic it was a worn, haggard, and broken man that was taken away on the S:90 train last rjibt, lor it was not until that time that Sheriff Kennedy found it necessary to leave with Seareey for the Stafford jail, at the very last moment. At 10:30 o'clock Saturday night the criminal arrived in Washington from Cumberland at the Baltimore and Ohio dKt and was driven Without delay to the office of th company with several express officials. Although a number of trains left the B. & P. depot for Frederfekebarg since that time, the guards of the man were induced to remain here until it was absolutely impossible to stay longer. They had a well laid plan to screw a confes Bion oat of him, and advantage was taken ol the feet that Sunday allowed a margin of many bows. On tJe fifth floor of the lofty building a room wae selected for the captive. But he did not spend all of his time in this temporary prison. There is an office for the express company managers on the second floor, and during many of the twenty hours passed by Bearoeyln this city, he faced in this room, with the blinds closely drawn and tne electric lights gleaming, a trial designed to finally draw out of him the full story of his connec tion with the robbery. 0 It was a terrible situation, which even the stoutest-hearted could not have sat through unmoved. And the result was that Seareey did not not prove himself an exceptional man. Ever since Seareey was taken into the citadel of the enemy he has been plied with tbe most rigid questions, cajoled and humored and warned. Manager John Q. A. Herring, Local Agent George W. Hose, Agents Hildt and Alexander, Messenger P. S. Crutfmfield and Harry Murray, his assistant, and Capt Hittdt, of the Pinkertons, were in and out of the building all Saturday night and during yesterday. There wae no sleep for any of thorn. At the side of the menae'ed train-robber was a stenographer who took down every word he uttered in reply to the thousand and one interrogations put to him. The sympa thies of the cornered man were worked upon, and every key in the whole gamut of his feelings touched again and again. When a picture of twentyyears be hind the bars wae held out to him it did much to move him to tell his tale. It is usually the habit of police officials when an important criminal is caught and the important c of his offence warrants to take him into a private room and rake him fore and aft No denial is made of the fact that threat are used, and then again it is easy te promise a lighter sentence or weaker prosecution in order to make tne prisoner di vulge the secrets of his crime. Such a Beheme was successfully played on the ex press thief. Seldom does it fail when care fully and smoothly done. After Seareey had been put aboard the train, a word dropped by an Adams official to a friend, and information from other sourees. indicated that the desired confes sion had been wrung from him, and the hoedeoftbe company were scarcely able to conceal their satisfaction. The typewriter at the express office was kept industriously pounding his machine all of yesterday, and until a late hour last night putting into manifold copy thousands of words uttered during the extended interview. The test of the prisoner wae so arranged that Messenger Crutchneld and Harry Mur ray were brought face to face with him to note the effect at the propor moment. Meals were ordered from n nearby office for the sleepless men, and once the sheriff sent out for a pair of irons to more securoly bind his man. When questioned about the statements of Seareey, the officials refused to say u. word, but showed vexation at the fact that it had been discovered that Seareey had been kept here in town instead of being taken on at oaoe to be given the hearing he is entitled to at the seat of Stafford oounty, in which tho orime w& committed, by the first train. This ooald have been dene at 4:90 o'clock yester day morning. Knowing that the building was being Watehed by reporters, the carriage which had conveyed Seareey from the Baltimore and Ohio depot was kept in the rear of the build ing until late in the morning. Once Mr. Moss took a trip of about a half hour. Just before the train was about to leave Seareey was taken Into the carriage by Sheriff Kennedy and was driven to the Baltimore and Potomae depot 2Sot Seareey was not put aboard the train, be vebiole being driven around in a circle and back to the express office again, in order to throw the reporters off the track. A number of telegrams were sent out from the Adams building yostorday, which it is conjectured were for the purpose of locating the pate of Seareey. Only meager hints of the confession can tie obtained. One part is Bald to show tnat after leaping off the engine after the robbery had been successfully com mitted, the gang made off for the river and the Maryland shore, but doubled on their traefcs after a stretch of hard ground had been xoaehod and struck off for the mountains on the border line of "Virginia, in just the opposite direction to the ono they had just taken. Through the wild and trackless country they rushed until a solitary spot was reached, where the gang divided the booty and separated. No lelegraphioor other tewlft communication can bo sent to that re gion, aad therefore they knew there was isfety from being eaught In this way. The bulk of tho money was evidently bur inI. oach robbor selecting his own hiding K?lw for his share of the booty, and with wly a eouple of thousand apiece, enough to aa them through until the time should be xipotoeoico back and unearth theiroasuro, Itwd W. D. Oiark & Ga'a "ad" top 6th pace. the bandits proceeded to mako good their splendid chances for escape. it is 6tated that Cincinnati was agreed upon as the city for tho separated thieves to meet again. Senrcey and his companion, Morgan field, who has "been caught near tho city men tioned, struok off in tho direction of Front Royal, which was tho first plnce of any im portance at which they made tholr appear ance. Hero the newspapers bad brought tho in formation of the hold-up, and when tho two mon began to drink whisky and lost their heads attention woo attracted to them, which finally caused their downfall. Undor the in fluence of liquor they wero foolish enough to show large sums of money, buy now ctothes, and otherwise fatally forgot their plans in tho effort to reach Cincinnati. In its detail the confession is said to cover over fifty ty De-written pages, In which tho plot is laid bare from Its inception. It is on this account that tho arrest of tho other robbers may be looked for. About 8 o'clock last night Searcoy was brought from his temporarv prison-houso on tho fifth floor, handcuffed to tho sheriff, and then was walked to tho Baltimore and Potomac Station. Like an electric flash the Information spread through tho streets that tho Aquia train robber was at the Btation. Hundreds stared at tho prisoner, and every body remarked at tho absence of a desperate or criminal appearance nbout the man. Ho looks like a respoctable business man. But laSt night ho showed tho effects of that day in the express office. Ho was wan and haggard, every movement showing nervousness and the great mental strain under which ho was laboring. He was safely placed on the 8:30 train and hurried to Fredericksburg. Thoro were also aboard Messenger Cratchflold and other important witnesses, who will appear at tho preliminary hearing, which must bo given Seareey to-day. At this timo enough evidence must be produced to make out a prima facin caso in order to hold him. Morganlleld, tho pal now in custody at Cin cinnati, will be a jail companion of Searcoy as soon as his broken leg will permit removal. SURE OF .MOKGANHELD. Belief That Other .Members of tho Gang Are Also in Cincinnati. CisorssATi, Ohio, Oct. 21. To-night Col. Lew C. Weir, president of the Adams Express Company, telegraphed from New York to the chief of police in this city: "Don't let the man with tho broken leg get loose. Wo want him and wo want him badly." This refers to Chnrles A. Morgnnfleld, tho prisoner with a broken leg, under guard in Cincinnati Hospital, whom Col. Weir suspects is one of the Aquia Greek, Ya , express rob bers. Telegrams are pouring in to police head quarters from all directions to-day. It is be lieved that other members of a gang or rob bers are here. The police are very reticent and very active. To-night Robert A. Pinkerton wired to Chief Deitach that Morganfleld ho gives the name "Morganthal" parted from Seareey at Cumberland. Md., on Tuesday night, Octo ber 16. that both bad lodged in the samo house at Shenandoah Junction. Reports somewhat vague are coming in of the presence in the city of strangers with large sums of money. CRIME WAS EPIDEMIC. Murders, Assaults, and Accidents Adorn the Sunday Record of Two Small Pennsylvania Towns Pittsbubg, Oct 21. McDonald and Jean ette, small towns just outside of this city, fur nished to-day a list of crimes and accidents seldom equaled oven in the large cities. At McDonald, in tho morning, Frank Lyons, a well pumper, was found murdered in his boiler-house on East O'Hara street. Louis Morton, who found the body, it is said, tells conflicting stories concerning tho case. At noon, James Banks, colored,, shot a white woman named Maggie Allison three times in the breast She will die. When Banks saw what ho had done ho took poison and threw himself down beside tho writhing body of the woman. When taken to the lock-up he was thought to be dying. In ihe evening three men waylaid a well known tank builder, Jacob Morrow, and beat him severely. His face Is hammered to a pulp. His condition is serious. Peter Mc Garvey. said to bo ono of tho assailants, is being hunted by the police. At Jeanetto early this morning a freight train on tho Pennsylvania Railroad was backed into a siding and smashed into a box car in which three men were bleeping. Two of tho men, Thomas F. Ryan, of Danbury. Conn., and an unknown man wero instantly killed, while John McGrew was badly In jured. A few hours later another wrock occurred at Carpentor's Station, by which Oliver Brown, watchman, will probably loso his life. A freight jumped the track and "crashed into the tower. Brown was badly mnshed. Opera tor Murphy escaped by jumping. This afternoon Ed Parker, colored, and Frank Marshall quarreled over a game of craps. Parker slashed Marshnll on the neck with a razor, and received in return a bullet over the loft eye from a 38-callber revolver. Parker cannot recover. THIS WAS A PLUCKY COPPER. Nearly Beaten Into Unconsiousncss Ho Put His Assailants to Flight. Savaskau, Ga., Oct 21. A Morning News special from Brunswick, says: This morning about 1 o'clock, as Policeman Loftln was at tempting to carry a drunken sailor to jail ho was attacked from behind by two men and brutally beaten over the head with a brick. He was beaten nearly into unconsciousness and struggling to hold his pistol and club from his assailants when ho managed to pull tho trigger, shooting ono of tho men in the stomach, and inflicting a wound which will cause death. Tho other ran and escaped. OUTRAGE ON A THREE-YEAR-OLD Another Ohio Lynching Averted by Land ing the Brute in Jail. Hicksvixxe, Ohio, Oct 21. Charles O'Neill, a negro, was arrested this morning charged with outraging Harriet Hickerman, the three-yoar-old daughter of Mrs. Daniel Hickorman. Tho child was discovered unconscious in a barn, and Whon she came to she told how she had been carried there by O'Neill. Tho latter admitted tho charge, and for a timo it was thought he would bo lynchod. Tho law prevailed, however, and O'Neill was safely landed in jail. Ho will be given a hearing to morrow. MR. CLEVELAND'S RETURN. Ho Now Expects to Lcnvc Blizzard's Bay on Tuesday Next Bdzzahd's Bat, Mass., Oct. 21. Mrs. Clove land's mother and tho President's sister were guests at Gray Gables to-day. The entire party remainod indoors during tho day, which was raw and cloudy. The President now ex pects to leave for Washington on Tuesday. 550,000 Fire in Detroit. Drrnorr, Mich., Oct. 21. A Are, which started early this morning in a warehouse of tho American Paper Company, on West Larned streot, destroyed in all about $50,000 worth of property. The flve-story structure occupied by tho paper establishment was destroyed and two small buildings adjoining on the other side wore completely demol ished by tho falling walls. -c- ,lGoeoWooimoat.,, HEAYY FIRING BY ROBBERS Cooli Gang's Wartlike Method of Hold ing Up an Express Train. LITTLE BOOTY WAS OBTAINED Though Every Car Was Riddled with Ballots, Only Ono Man "Was Seriously Injured The Gang Apparently Aro Not Apprehen sive of Arrest Several FaasongerB Robbed. Wagoner, L T., Oct 21. Tho Kansas City and Memphis Express which loft hero at 9:30 last night, wa3 wrecked and robbed by the Cook gang of desperadoes at Corrota, n blind siding, flvo miles south of hero. Tho train was running twenty miles an hour, and when, within 100 feet of tho Bwitch, a man came out from behind nn embankment nnd throw tho switch for tho siding, running the train into a string of empty box-cars. Engineer James Harris applied tho air brakes and reversed the englno. Tho robbors commenced firing at tho englno and coaches. As so'on as tho train stopped two of tho rob bers commnndod tho engineer and fireman to como down, nnd as soon as they had dis mounted marched him in front of them to tho baggago and express cars. Hero thoy forced Express Messenger Ford to open tho doors by porforating tho side of tho car with bullets. Meanwhile two more of tho robbers had taken up a position at tho roar end of tho sleeper to prevent any ono escap Intr, two others mounted tho platform be tween tho smoker nnd baggage car, and two more on tho platform between tho first and second coaches, all keeping up a continual firing. Tho two robbers in tho express car wero mennwhilo ransacking tho express car, secur ing all the money in tho local safe. Thoy commanded Messenger Ford to opon tho through safe, but when ho oxplainod that tho eafo was lackod at tho main office and not opened until it reached tho destination they left tho car. The two men on tho front plat form then started through tho coach, de manding money and valuables. As soon as they reached tho roar of tho coach the two men on that platform started through tho second coach. ESCAPED IX THE DAJIKNESS. When they wero about half wny through, a freight train following closo behind whistled and Bill Cook, tho leader, who had all tho timo remained outside issuing commands, swearing at tho passengers, and shooting, called for all hands to como out. The men on tho cars jumped out and whon all wero on tho ground, fired' a last volley nt the train and disappeared in tho darkness. Thoro wero eight or ten men in the party. Two of them wero white and the others wo ro half breads. Jack Mahara. advance agent for Mahnra's M InMrels, was hit in the forehond by a bullet and dangerously, if not fatally wounded. Walter Barnes, of Van Buren, Ark., was also slightly injured by t bullet striking him in the cheek. Special Officers Helmick and Dickson, of the Missouri Pacific, were on tho tram, also United States Deputy Marshals Brunner and Casaver, but thoy were covered by Winchesters in tho hands of the bandits before they had time to mako a move. Cas aver lost a watch and a six-shooter. The train was backed up to this place for ass Is t aneo and to give tho injured medical atten tion. Tho entire train was completely rid dled with bullets, every window being broken. Tho ongine cab was hhot all to pieces, oven the steam gauge and gauge-lamp being shot away, and the ground around tho wreck covered with empty shells. It was a miracle that many lives wero not lost, as fully 200 shots were fired. Tho Missouri Pacific immediately started a special train from Littlo Rock carrying Supt W. J. McKce nnd picking tip deputy marshals. United States Indian Agent Wis dom, of Muskogee, has ordered all the Indian police to report for duty and will take the train early in the morning. Conductor Dun can, in charge of tho wrecked train, when in terviewed said: CONDUCTOB DUNCAN'S BTOEY. "I was in tho sleeper when wo struck tho cara on the side track. I thought it was a head-end collision, knowing thnt we were closely followed by a freight, I grabbed a red lamp nnd started back to flag. When I reached tho rear end I was confronted by two men, who ordered mo back in the car. 1 told thom wo were closely followed by a freight and would bo run into, and askod them to let me go back to flag them. Ono of the men replied, 'Well so on and hurry up.' I started back as fast as I could, but 'being troubled with asthma could not go vory fast Tho two men began firing at mo and told mo to go faster." Express Messencer W. T. Ford declined to say anything further than that tho robbers got everything they could lay hands outsido of tho through safe. The mall car was not molested. The loss of tho express company will not exceed $500. as instructions had been issued to all agents in tho Territory to receive no money or valuables for this train, and only the company money, remitted by local agents, was carried outflldo tho through safe. Six of tho gang passed through Waconer to day, going at a slow trot, and seemingly not tho least afraid of being captured. BAD FOR GEORGE LIVERS. Pointed a Pistol nt n Little Boy nnd Was Locked Up. While three drunken colored mon wero sky larking at Sovonth street nnd Pennsylvania nvenuo lat nijhi a pistol droppod out of tho pocket of Goorgo Livers. A little boy saw tho weapon and ran to pick it up, whon Livers reached down, and, taking the revolver, pointed at tho boy. Tho screams of tho pas-sing women who saw the wanton net frightened tho fellow and his companions, who loapod upon a cnblo car. Policeman Heller pursued thom and caught Livers. Ho was locked up at tho Twelfth street station Aftorward tho ofllcor learned that one of Livers' friends had thrown a pistol out of the car window whon pursued and a man driving by in a buggy had secured It Livers works as a laborer for the District Tho suspicious part of this occurrence, according to Police man neller, is the fact that a saloon in South Washington was broken into several nights ago and two revolvers were stolen. Prof. Bryant Guilty of JUurdcr. St. Louis, Mo., Oct 21. A, special to tho Republic from Texarkana, Ark., says that Prof. G. L. Bryant has, been convicted by tho Bowie county district court, at Now Boston, of tho murder of Prof. George T. Ellis. The defendant wns sentenced to life imprisonment in tho penitentiary. - j Ameer Mny Recover. London, Oct 21. The correspondent of the Times at Simla, India, says that the doctors there believe that tho symptoms displayed by tho Ameer of Afghanistan are duo to gouty complications, which may disappear; "Go see Woodmont" . FIVE NEGROES LYNCHED. Speedy Justlco Reported to Have Over Etnkcn tho Alleged .Murderers of Treas urer Copo nt Ornngcbur& S. C. Columbia, S. 0., Oct 21. Htato blood hounds wore put on tho track of Treasurer Cope's murderers at 12 o'cIock to-night and tracked thom flvo miles distant to tho Edisto River, whero they evidently took a rowboat and went down tho river. At 9 o'clook to-night tho telegraph operator at Orangeburg reports that flvo negroos havo beon arrested on evldonco not heard at tho coroner's Inquest, and that they havo all boon lynched. -- TWO FRIGHTFUL EXPLOSIONS. Five Men Killed Outright nnd Three So Badly Burued That They Can not Long Survive St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 21. A special to tho Republic, from Joliet, Ills., says: Ono of tho most disastrous explosions thnt ha3 occurred on tho drainage canal, took plftco this morn ing about 4 o'clock, when three men woro klllod outright nnd three moro seriously In jured. Tho explosion took placo atRIoker & Leans cntnp, near Summit A gang of men woro at work putting in a blast when tho gunpowder exploded, blowing three mon to pieces. Tho names of tho unfortunate trio cannot bo ob tained to-day, as whon tho explosion took placo tho othor men ran for tholr lives and the dead could not bo identified. John Smith, Henry Potter, and Thomas Collins, who were wounded, wero brought to this city. Their recovery is Impo33ibIo, ns their flesh is so burned that it is falling off. Smith is a Swedo and has no friends or relativos In this country; Collins' native homo is in Tennessee, and Potter Is from Pennsyl vania. None of thom havo any friends or relatives here. Last evening anothor explosion took placo at tho same camp. Two mon wero killed and ono wounded. FLEA FOR FALLEN WOMEN. Dr. Pnrkburst Says They Should lie Re- cel cd Into Good Society When Tlioy Have Reformed. New Yonir, Oct 11. Dr. Charles H. Park hurst to-day preached a sermon In his church which was a pica for fallen women. Tho doctor took for his text Matthow xxl:31, "erilylsay unto you, that the publicans and tho harlots go into tho Kingdom of God boforo you." Dr. Pnrkhurst said society had a way of scaling sins for which no warrant can bo found in tho Scriptures. 'Thero seems to be," said he, "ono char acter of crime that, if ono sex practices it, it is all right; but, if tho other practices it. os tracism invariably follows. Men can do as thoy choose on this score with women for whom thoy havo no respect, but with a woman it is different" Ho continued: "Society says there aro several unpardon able sins. Thoy say it is a crime for a woman to transgress tho seventh commandment, but it is not so for n man. One of tho great troubles when a woman wishes to lead a bet ter lifo is that she does not recelvo tho help of her sisters. "What hopo. then, is there for a womnn to try and do bettor? Thoro nro a great many Magdnlcns in Now York, probably thousands of them, who will get to heaven. Thoy are children of God just as good in His sight as you. and you should do all you can to help them. "If your fallen sister has reformed nnd has been washed in tho blood of tho Lnmb, what is it your business what her former llfo has been? Hi3 blood is sufficient to redeem her. Some of you gather your skirts about you to escape from thom, while they aro just as precious to Him as you are. "They want recognition from women as women. If they do not get it they invariably llvo a dishonorable lifo, die a dishonored woman, and their bodies aro buried in pot ters' Held, whero your pitilessness has driven thom. "The story of tho prodigal son Is n good lesson on this subject Tho father of this boy took him back into his homo and forgot tho past But tho prodigal's eldest brother could remember nothing but the fact that his brother had at ono time been nn outcast "This describes society to a dot There is no reason why nn ex-convict or a fallen wo mnn should not bo received into society when thoy have again becomo good persons and tho post blotted out. "This, however, is not tho rule, and this is the renson why out of 100 persons who enter .1 depraved lifo.ninoty-Qvo dioin that life which binds thom to tholr destiny and damnation." 4-C t ARCHIBALD FULLY EXONERATED United Brewers Palled to Prove Thoir Charges Before tho C. L. U. New Yoek, Oct 21. James P. Arohibald, who was recently chnreed boforo tho Central Labor Union with being a spy and an in former, had a hearing boforo thnt organiza tion to-day. Brower Delegnto Kerrigan wns expected to prove his charges, but ho failod to do so. A committeo from tho O. L. U. adjourned into nnother room to hear whnt Kerrigan had to say. Tho brewer delegate stated that ho was ready to produce thirty witnesses next Sunday nnd present hi3 charges against Secretary Arcnibnld. Then ho confessed thnt ho had not seen Soerotnry Archibald spying on union labor rr charged tho provioua seen. .nry. Ho said tho dato was a mistake Tho committeo returned to tho hall with these facts. Tho delegates, after n spirited discussion, decided that tho United Brewers' Association, represented by Kerrigan, had deliberately violated tho Central Labor Union laws by failing to present charges in writing, which woro made orally, and a resolution was adopted amid applause exonerating Secretary Archibald from all suspicion of wrongdoing nnd suspending tho brewers' association del egates from tho Central Labor Union until thoy mako satisfactory restitution. Denounced tho Militia. Boston, Oct 21. Tho Boston Central Labor Union nt its meeting to-day denounced the national and Stnte militia as an injury to tho working class. Gen. Miles nnd Gon. Schofleld woro also tho object of denunciation because of tho part they took in tho striko proceedings. Tho union went on record as opposed to "all attempts to estab lish an armed plutocratic government on tho soil of America." -- Vico President Stevenson Banqiiotcd. St. Louis, Mo., Oot 21. Vico President Adlai E. Stevenson spent to-day quietly rest ing at his hotel. This afternoon a number of prominent Democrats tendered him n bnn auct at the Southorn Hotel. At tho conclu sion of tho bnnquot tho Vico President left on tho 7:10 train for Keokuk, Iowa, whero ho will sponk to-morrow. -. "Go see Wooamont." UNTIL HIS SON'S MARRIAGE The Czar's Physicians Hope to Pro long Life for That Eycnt. HIS RECOVERY IS IMPOSSIBLE ' ( -b latest Official Bulletin from tho Czar's Bed side, Howevor, 13 More Favorable and Showa Blight Improvement Tho Czarina's Mind Sariously Affectad by tho Strain. St. PETEnsunno, Oct. 21. Tho dearth of news from Lividia occasioned the wildest ru mors to olrculato yesterday to tho effect that tho dzar was actually dead, but that the fact was concealed because tho Czare witch had re nounced the succession to tho throne, and that tho Grand Duko George, tho Czar's second son, bad also died from tho lung trouble from which ho has long been a sufferer. Theso rumors wero effectually siloncod by tho issuing of a bulletin at night, btating in Bubstance that tho Czar had been out of his bed during tho day, but that his general con dition was unchanged. To-dny, however, the rumors have been re vived in an intensified form in the gathering of unusually large congregations in tho churches. It ia everywhere recognized that the doctors in attendanco upon the Czar have no hopo of his rocovery, and that they aro only devoting their efforts to prolonging his majesty's lifo till the arrival of Princess Alix at Yalta, so that her marriage to the Czaro witch may bo celebrated before his death. It Is asserted that the physicians have now been compelled to turn their attention to tho Czarina, whose mind fs said to have been se riously affected by tho strain of nursing her husband and anxiety concerning Grand Duke George. Lost night the theaters were a.3 fall as usual and the restaurants were crowded. The city bears Its usual aspect, only tho eager and ex cited discussions in all tho public resorts in dicates the gravity of impending events. Tho special sorvices in all the churches this morn ing were well attended. The reverence with which tho prayers wore uttored Bhowcd tho intense feeling that prevails. TAVOBABLE OFFICIAL BBXI.ETTN. In tho theaters both hero and at Moscow during the past few days thero have been numerous instances, during tho Intorvals be tween tho acts, of the audiences calling upon tho orohostras to play tho national hymn, "God Protect tho Czar," to which the people would listen standing. This morning an unofficial dispatch was re ceived from Lividia. stating tho Czar had passed a better nlcht and had been able to FleeD a littlo. This somewhat alleviated the anxiety, although the offlclnl bulletins are now received with a. certain amount of sus picion. After this bulletin nothing was re ceived until 9 o" clock this evening when an other private dispatch reported a continued slight improvement in his majesty's condi tion, adding that he had a better appetite. This was confirmed nt 11 o'clock by tho issu ing of tho following bulletin: "During the past twenty-four hours tho Emperor has had rather moro sleep. His majesty arose to-day a3 usual, and his appe tite is rather better. Tho patient is moro composed, otherwise thoro is no change." This bulletin Is signed by the flvo physi cians In attendanco upon his majesty. Tho crowd3 that had long and patiently awaited tho issue of the bulletin read and discussed it with ovldont relief and then rapidly dis persed. CONSERVATOR OF EUROPEAN PEACE. Charles Emory Smith's Estimates of tho Character of the Czar. Philadelphia, Oct 21. In on editorial which appears in to-day's Press, Charles Em ory Smith, ex-minister to Russia, writes of the Czar as follows: "Tho sudden and swift collapse of the Czar in the very prime of llfo seems strange and nl most incrodible. Ho is only forty-nine years old. Ho had tho stalwart flguro and physical prowess of tho Romanoffs. Standing six feet two, woll proportioned, the very picture of robust health, reputed to be tho strongest mnn in Russia, prudent, abstemious, living a well-ordered life, he seemed tho last of the living sovereigns upon whom dread diaeaso would lay its fatal hand. His moral rectitude nnd hl3 upright purpose havo matched his rugged manhood. His character and im- Eulses have inspired loyalty and devotion nt ome nnd respoct and confidence abroad. For years ho has been tho sheet anchor of peace in Europe. "As Crown Prince ho won soldierly laurels in the Russo-Turkish war, but as Emperor he has been supremely devoted to continental peace and has been tho surest and most po tent fordo in maintaining it "With ono hand he moderated the impulsive ardor of Franco and with tho other ho warned nnd checked the aggressive tendency of Germany. Ho re strained tho hostile spirit of others and re nounced warlike purposes himself. Had ho beon rostless and ambitious of military glory and aggrandizement, ho might easily have applied tho torch which would havo set Eu ropo aflame. But he held a steady hand over the great powers, and refused to bo disturbed or diverted by tho pitiful squabbles of tho Balkan States. Calm cool, firm, and self poised, he has conserved tho equilbrium and peace of Europe. "Slow in coming to conclusions, a plodder rnther than n genius, when his determination wns reaohed he was Arm and reolute In en forcing it Ho has a strong will. He has been his own master Ready always to listen to counsel, he has him3olf beon unmistakably thoEmporer. Though rarely surprising the world with any striking or daring policy, ho has quietly and steadily wrought out a change in the position of Russia which has lifted her from a secondary place and made her tho arbiter of European peace. Ouri -ioiiBly enough, with all the Russian consor ship and restriction, the most active and po tent agent In leading tho Czar away from tho old foreign influences wasa journalist.KntkofT, tho chief of the Moscow Gazette, who is one of the.ablest and most powerful edltora of any country a Russian Horace Greeley and the alliance of the Czar and Katkoff shook tho universnl,intellectual and diplomatic domina tion of Bismarck, and, from playing a subor dinate to tho great German Chancellor, ad vanced Russia to tho position of holding tho balanco between adverse forces and dictating tho peaco of Europe. "The Czar pursued this policy with steady and rational judgment Thero wero influ ences about him that wero bent upon war. Ho firmly masteied and controlled them. Ho had faith in himself. He was full of courage. There is a prevailing idea that he has llvod in constant dread and anxiety, but ho is a fatal ist, and ho has moved calmly forward with tho conviction that his destiny, whatever it might be, could not be changed. Doubtless Srecautions havo constantly boon taken for is safoty, but they navo been tho measures of those about him rather than his own. "His great service to mankind hns been .13 peacemaker of Europe What will follow death no one can yet tell. The heii to the throno is only twonty-3ix. Until he made his tour of tho world threo years ago ho had never appeared In any independent public pnrt His opinions and tendencies nro largely a matter of conjeoture. Ho lacks tho physi cal proportions of tho Roraanoffa, but within tho la3t three years ho has materially ma tured, and he possesses amiable and gracious qualities. It Is to bo hoped that when he comes to tho throne tho influences about him will be of a wholeaome character, and that, with a broader liberalism, ho will maintain tho attltndo of Russia aa a conservntor of peaco. In that direction and in his own blamoles3 lifo tho dying Czar leaves a worthy example." TO HASTEN THE WEDDING. Formal Betrothal of the Czarcwitch and Princess Al.. Fixed for "Wednesday. Loxdok. Oct 22. A dispatch to tho Times from St Petersburg eaya that according to the best information obtainable thero will bo a formal betrothal and exchange of ring3 be tween the Czarowltch and Princess Alix at Livadia on Wednesday, perhaps sooner, ac cording to circumstances. This presupposes tho performance of ceremony of reconcilia tion to the orthodox church, which ;in the U3ual course must take place flrst Tho marriago of a foreign unorthodox princess to a Russian heir apparent necessi tates three distinct ceremonies reconciliation to the orthodox church, betrothal, and nup tials. The ceremonies formerly were always soparato, but tho betrothal and" actual mar riago latterly havo often been performed to gether. An Imperial manifesto on this Sub ject is expected from Livadia. ATTEMPTED TO MURDER HIM, James Whitney, a Colored Youth, Fires Thres Shots, Point Blank, at Charles Latham, a White Lad. Charles Latham, a white youth, owes his lifo to tho fact that James 'Whitney, a colored boy, 17 year3 of age, la a poor marksman with a revolver. About -1 o'clock yesterday afternoon rival crowds of white and colored boya engaged in a desperate stone battle on Columbia road, just above the old Soheutzen Park. The whites were getting the best of the fray and the col ored boys wero retreating up thehilL At this juncture Whitney, who had wit nessed tho light from a neighboring knoll, sprang behind a tree, and, drawing a revol ver, declared his intention of helping the col ored contingent "Keep back!" ho shouted, at the same time leveling his pistol at young Latham. Then he fired three shots in rapid succession at the latter, none of tho bullets taking effect, for tunately. Tho flrlnff put an end to the battle. Whltnoy was nrre3ted by Special Officer Kramer, who turned him over to Patrolman Geoghan, of tho Eighth precinct Tne pris oner will bo charged with assault and bat tery with Intent to kill in the police court to day. SUDDEN DEATH OF MRS. PAXTON. Wife of tho Former Pastor of New York Avenue Church Falls Bead. Special to The Trass. New Yobe, Oct 2L Mrs. Mary Paxton, wife of the Rev. Dr. John R. Paxton, for merly pastor of the fashionable West Presby terian Church, Forty-second street, near Fifth avenue, and some year3 ago pastor of tho New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, dropped dead at 3 p. m. yes terday in her homo, No. 51 West Forty-sixth street Dr. and Mrs. Paxton and their daughter, Mary, camo to the ciry from their country home at East Hampton, L. L, two weeks ago. Since that time they havo been busy making preparations to go to Southern California, whore they proposed to spend the winfr, in the hopo of benefiting Mrs. Paxton's health. Mrs. Paxton had been an invalid for many years, but had been much better during the summer. She was feeling in particularly good spirits yesterday and saw -personally to the ordering of to-day's dinner. Jut before her death sho was upstairs with her daughter looking after some dress-making. Miss Pax ton left tho room for a few minutes and when sho returned sho found her mother lying on the floor apparently in a faint. Dr. Monnell was summoned, but he found her dead. Dr. CufT, of the coroner's office, diewed tho body, and said that the cause of veath was heart failure. Dr. Paxton was out purchasing tickets for their Western trip when his wife died. They expected to start for California to-morrow. The funeral arrangements have not been completed yet. but the interment will take plnce at Pittstug on Tuesday. Mrs. Paxton's maiden name was Mary Lin asey. Sho was born in Pittsburg. Pa., nearly forty-threo year ago. She met Dr. Paxton when ho was attending the theological semi nary at Allegheny City, nnd was married to him when sho was eighteen years old. Four children three daughters and ono son wero Dora to them, but only two, Mary, aged eighteen, and John R.,jr., aged seventeen, nro living. Dr. Paxton's resignation of the pastorate of tho West Presbyterian Church, which ho bad held for twelve years, was accepted on De cember 31 lost III health was tho reason given. Ho went to Pittsburg, nnd for five weeks was n patient In St. Francis' Hospital, suffering from nervous troubles. Ho returned to this city early in June last and went di rectly to his country home. HIS LOVE TURNED TO HATE. William Lnko Murdered Emma Hunt Bc cause She Refused Him Her Hand. Albios, N. Y., Oct 21. William Lake, who murdered Emma Hunt lost week, wa3 cap tured this afternoon in a farm barn by two constables. He offered no resistance and wa3 lodged in jail here. Lake acknowledged thnt ho committed tho crime, and said that after knocking tho woman senseless he cut her throat nnd hacked her with n butchor knife. Tho murderer's real namo is Fuller. He was born in Middleport, N. Y. He say3 that tho only reason ho had for killing the girl was her rofusal to reciprocate his love. Her refusal turned bis love to deadly hate. OLD RUMOR REVAMPED. Another Installment from ew York on tho Alleged Anarchist Plot. A sensational report was tolegraphed to Washington from New York Saturday night to tho effect that tho Washington detective ofllco was In possession of cipher dispatches from foreign to American anarchists urging various forms of violence nt the National Capital under cloak of tho Coxoy excitement. The detectivo ofll5 freely admitted yester day thnt tho cipher letters had laid in tho ofllco for threo month3, but could not certify to their genuineness. The whole rumor was discussed in tho local papers during tho past June. .MEASURES OF REPRESSION. Anti-socialist Propositions Under Discus sion in tho Prussian Cabinet. Loxdos, Oct 21. A Borlln dispatch to the Times says that though tho Prussian cabinot sat for five hours on Friday, further meetjnga are expectod before a final decision in regftrd to tho repressive measures against Socialists is arrived at Among tho measures likely to be adopted is a strict press law. with stringent provi sions against tne giormcatton oi crimes and Criminals. Ex-Gov. Bcdlc, of cw Jersey, Tcnd. New Jebsex, Oct 21. Ex-Gov. Bedle, of New Jersey, died In St. Luko's Hospital this evening. Ho wns taken to St. Luke's Hospi tal on the 12th instant to have aa operation performed. 'Go see Woodmoat." CHIHAMEH IH THE PDLPIT Moy Sing and Lee Hing Entertain a Fashionable Congregation. PRETTY MISSIONARY SERVICE Western Presbvterian, Church tha Scene c an Impressive Religious Entertainment "With Panoramic ZSscts 2av. Dr. Snni3 u3es Adyertising as an Hluatraticii. A Chinaman, with his "pigtail" neatly en twined about his head, occupied the pulpit of tho Western Presbyterian Chureh, H street between Nineteenth and. Twentieth, for about fifteen minutes last evening, it being, perhaps, the flrst time that such a novel occurrence had ever been witnessed in Washington, if, Indeed, in the United States. Moy Sing wa3 the name of the embryo Celestial clergyman, and the fashionable con gregation of the chureh maintained the strict est silence and the closest attention as he re cited the Ten Commandments, the Lord'3 Prayer and several Scriptural quotations. Moy used fairly good English, but his de livery contained a suggestion of the strong monotone so noticeable in the sing-song 3tyla of Chinese conversation. As he concluded, and mode a polite bow tha faces of those in the audieaco indicated that they would liked to have encored him, had it not been for the nature of the place and oc casion. Lee Hing, another Chinese Christian, also entertained the conzregatioa by singing a re ligious solo to an accompaniment on the big organ, which pealed forth great volumes of mosio under the magio touch, of Lee's lady Sunuay-sebool teacher. Both Moy and Lee are members of the Met ropolitan M. E. Chureh, corner of Four-and-a-half and C streets northwest They are combining their efforts in an attempt to evan gelize their brethren and fellow laundrymea in this city, and Moy 13 thinking of establish ing a Chinese Methodist Church here is tha near future. PICTURESQUE dTGBCIX SZUTICZ. The occasion at the Western Presbyterian Chureh last evening was a notable one, being the missionary anniversary of the Sunday school scboiars, and the excellent pro gramme rejects much credit on Mr. William. I. Simpson, president of the Sunday-se&tni Missionary Soefot-. under wboe auspices tho celebration was held. The chureh chancel presented & striking and picturesque appear ance. It was arranged to represent a manr- view. In the rear and center was a wfcri lifeboat, with its bow set towards a Jgut houre. which had been erected on. the front of the chancel platfortu Prom the top of this tower of wam iBg gleamed a bright beaeon light, wtu.e green ivy ehuaberod up its rugged siaes and ported palms formed a pleasing picture at its base, flanking the lighthouse on either side were two large columns, surmounted by pretty transparencies. On one of these was the inscription in illuminated letter: "beul the Light" The other was inscribed: ,-I am. the Light" The whole effect wa3 realistic and added much to the evening's entertain ment The programme commenced with the sing ing of a hymn by the briglit-laeed boys and girls of the Sunday-school. Then followed prayer by the pastor. Rev. Howard Wilbur Ennia; recitation, "Show TJs the Way," by Miss May Wetzeh chorus, bv the Junior Y. P. S. C. E.: recitation. "What a Little Cfcnl Can Do," by H. Simpson; chorus in tho Chinese tongue, by several Sunday-3ch"ol scholars of that nationality; "Christ Our Light." a pretty recitation, tableau and pro cession, by the Sunday-3chool,with red trans parencies, each inscribed with an illuminated letter, the wholespelliag "Christ Our Llnt " candle sermon, by Rev. Howard Wilour Ennis, during which he illustrated bylighfl candles, of many hues, the manner of spread ing tho light of the Gospel to foreign lands; "The Marinera' Light House," by Miss A. Cox and chorus; recitation, "Two Cent3 a Week and Prayer;" recitation, ,4Send tha Light;" recitation, "Good By." ADVEBTISrSO XXRXISHXS A EBSSOX. To-day being the anniversaay of the edict of Nantes, Rev. Howard Wilbur Ennis de livered an eloquent sermon yesterday bearing on that important event in chureh history. He took as his title the words "The bush that burned, but wa3 not consumed," His text was: "I will now turn aside and see this sreat sight, why the bush is not burnt," Ex odus iii:3. "There is an Interesting incident." said tha pastor, "related of one of the prominent nov elists and story-tollers of our day, who wa3 for a considerable period confined to a dark room, because of an affect ion of the eyes. His household had speculated extensively as to what reading he would first request upon be iog allowed to see a printed, page. Imagine their surprise when he called for advertise ments. From them he thought to gleam a chronicle of the latest demands from an nouncements of the latest popular supplies. "The advertising paue is a compiled and condensed history of the day. To know hu manity we must read humanity's life. His tory's page is a composite photograph of man from Eden to tha threshold of the twentieth century." To-morrow evening there will be a union rally of the Baltimore and Wasbiagton chap ters of the Brotherhood of Andrew and Philip m the Western Presbyterian Church, the flrst ever held la Washington. The pro gramme will be as follows: Voluntary, prelude and introduction. "Sana Deo," Baeh. Anthem, "Jerusalem," Gounod. Invocation. Greeting by the pastor. Rev. Howard Wilbur Ennte. member ot Fedt"al Council. Reading of Scripture, Rev. J Rus sell Ycrbryeke. Gurley Memorial Presbyterian Church. Prayer, Rev. William C. Alex ander, D. D., West Street Presbyterian Church. Choral. Address, Rev. S. M. Newman.D. D., First Congregational Church. Duet. "In the Cross of Chri3t We Glorv," He wo, Miss Harknesa and Mr. Sutton; ad dress, Rev. Joseph T. Kelly, Fourth Presby terian Church; Offertory, Anthem, "Praise Ye the Father," Gounod; reports from chapters; Brotherhood Circle. "Blest Be the Tie that Binds;" Doxology, Benediction, andPostlude, "Triumphal March," Buck. Two Girls iturncd to Deatb Aedmoee, I. T., Oct. 21. Near here last night, Terry and Fannlo Cox, nine and eleven years old respectively, were burned to deatJi, and C. M. Cox. their father, was so badly burned that no hopes of his recovery are en tertained. They were trying to all a lamp with coal oil while the wiek was burning. Lynching Scheduled in Kansas. 03AWJLTTO3HK,, Kan., Oct 21. Charles Carr, alias Brummel, & tough character, brutally assaulted Rosa Chandler, fourteen i years old. this afternoon. A pursuing party captured the man and lodged aim in jail. A mob was organised and a lynching is prob able. Congressman Wright Critically III Towasda, Pa., Oct 2L A private telegram received here to-aay from Trenton, Canada, reports tho condition of Congressman Myron B. Wrteht, of tboFifteenth Pennsylvania Con gressional district, m critical. Be has been ill for several moaths and is now suffering from pneumonia. q i "Go soo Woodmont" "Go cca Woodxaeat." 'Go eeo Woodmoat"