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WASHINGTON, D. O., WEDNESDAY 3IOENING-, OCTOBER 24, 1894 SIX PAGES.
Searcey Led the Party to
Where It Was Hidden.
IURIED UNDER OLD BRUSH
Over One Hundred Thousand Dollars
in Currency Recovered.
ONLY COIN HAD BEEN TAKEN
"There Go All My Ilroams," Said Searcey
He and His Pals Had Taken but Twenty
five Hun&red Dollars They Expected 'to
Come Baok for the Balance in a Year The I
Treasure Being Takon to Washington by
Superintendent Pinkerton Searcey De
clares That No One bat He and Morgan
field "Wore Concerned in the Bobbery
Their PianB "Were laid in This City.
' Brem a StsS Correaponaem.
Calvkstok, Ya., Oct. 28.
The story of the search tor the stolen
money makes one of t(w absorbing ohapters
In criminal Wstory. It took h day and one
half of fleree driving through the hilly, bar
ren wilds of the Old .Dominion hereabouts
across two counties, and tbe overcoming of
numberless obstacles before the spot where
thousands -were buried was discovered by
The trip, while not marked by any thrilling
ad eu tares, was interesting because of its
In a shallow bole beneath a f alien log, cov
ered "with UBderbrnsh and a few handle's of
earth, was discovered to-day about sundown
tbe pouch taken from the Adams Express oar
on the Richmond. Fredericksburg and Poto
mac road on tbe night of October IS by tbe
robbers who held up the mail train at Acquis.
Thelmlk of the stolen money was recovered,
but the finders did not stop to count it, simply
sealing up the bag to await the inspection of
tbe train officiate.
C. Jt Seareey, the prisoner taken at Cum
berland, Jfd., who has made a full confession
of his eonoeotion with the' big theft, show d
where the pouch had been secreted in the
Eobert A. Ptakertou, of Saw York, sttporln
tndent of the great detective agency bearing
that name; Commonwealth Attorney Seymour
"White, of Stafford county; Sergi. Charles Ed
rington, of Fredericksburg, and ex-Sheriff
.die, of Garrisonville.
It is stated that over $108,60(1 was recov
ered, part of which is in government bonds
end negotiable aper.
After driving at a terrific pace across Staf
ford and Fauquier counties from Fredericks
burg, the searching party with the prisoner
reached here about 4 oloefc. After a brief
stop they pushed onatoneeto Catlett's, which
is just above here, and where Searcey said he
could point out where the boot had been se
creted. When about two miles outside of Catlett's
Seareey began to recognize hk bearings and
soon called for a halt. He tald them to make
for the right of the road, and pointed out
that he knew that be was near a spot by a
dry creek and a fence.
straagciy enough. Seareey was not able to
go at once to the place, but said that it was
under a fallen tree. There are hundreds of
trf'es lown down in the vicinity aod. there
fore, the treasure-hunters were obliged to
spread out ii every direction poking tinder
every prostrate lo x.
Finally Sear-NY cried out.
-Hare we arc. I know tilts place. Ml
that underbrush off and voull find it."
THE BOOTT POUND.
With feverish hands the searchers scratched
away a few inches of refuse wood and earth
and were rewarded by the sight of the pouch,
containing the.kundrea odd thousand dollars
in all kinds of currency.
Bob Pinkcrtou held it up triumphantly and
everybody shook bands.
"There goes all my dreams," said Searcey,
with a smite. "My jwl and I hoped to do
great things with all that boodle wnen we
reached here. After running and walking
the thirty miles from Aquia Crock tbe same
sight of the hold up. ray pal and I agreed to
take enough to see us through for a year,
and then come back for the balance. We
looked over t&swag and saw we had a for
tune, but only $2,500 was abstracted and di
vided equally at this time.
Before tbe mall pouch was sea3ed up Bob
rinkerton saw that till the original wrappers
and way bills had been stuffed into the
receptacle. Only the thousands in greenbacks
Were left, as all the gold and silver was car
ried away when Moga&field and Searcey sot
out for front Royal.
Tt- bag was still marked with tbe original
tar, '-IHehmond to New York, extra pouch,
transfer No. 8."
When the work of sealing had been done
o the spot the party climbed into their vehi
cK again and jogged back to Calverton.
IT WAS A LOHO 8EABOH.
For a long while the men wero unable to
find the treasure, ana at one time it was
feared that the bag would not be unearthed
before sundown, which would have made it
necessary to postpone the hunt until to-morrow
On tfce way to Calverton Pinkerton tucked
the pouch containing the fortune affection
ately under the seat between him and Sear
cey, who eould not repress an occasional re
gretful glance at the source of affluence that
bad slipped away from Mm.
Reaching Oalverton. rinkerton at once sent
a dispatch aanouuoisg the And to Manager
7. Q. A. Herring, now in Washington.
After carlcg for their horses, nearly broken
down by this time, the captive and his fceepors
pent across from the station toa tiny hotel.
"-G see Woodmont"
Hero Sergeant Edrington and Searcey slept in
the same bed, while boneath lay tho bag con
taining enough money to mako them all rich
for thoir lives.
WILLING TO TELL THE SEWS.
When The Times correspondent called upon
them at tho hotel, after a long drive In pur
suit, all were in bed and asleep, but were
happy onougli to awaken and tell tho good
"You have certainly followed mo up pcr
sistontly," said Searcey. In responso to tho
salutation." How am I feeling? Wall, just
now I am quite In a happy frame of mind."
Tho correspondent lifted tho bag by tho
handle and felt its weight curiously.
"It's rathor light, but thoro's a power of
money in there," said Searcey."
At this time, as at all others, tho intelli
gence bf tho train bandit was noticeable.
When tho story of the big find hud been told
everybody was in good humor, oven includ
The money will be taken on to Washington
by Superintendent Pinkerton.
By tho confession of Searcey it Is shown
that only two men held up tho Jacksonville
oxpress, Morganfleld and hlmsolf. They laid
the plans in Washington and looked over tho
ground carefully aadmado cautious inquiries.
Afterward they went into hiding in tho
Crow's Nest, a dense copse of woods near
Brooke. It was at tho latter station that
Searcey and Morganfleld boarded the train on
what is known as the blind end.
When the proper spot had been reached
they chmbod up ovor tho englno tender and
obliged the engineer and fireman to mnrch
out on the ombankment alter tho train had
Searcey says that Le kept those two covered
while he fired a continual fusilado up and
down tbe side of the train.
Morganfleld climbed into the express car
and went through tho safes neatly ana
quickly, thursting tho immonse sum of money
secured into the extra pouch found buried
Searcoy explains tho fact that tho englno
was sent on ahead, and which would have
caused loss of life by running into tho At
lanta special at Quantico, by the assertion
that they did not perfectly understand tho
"TbatCapt. Bkdsongis a bravo man,"
was one of Seareey's statements. "I camo
mighty near killing him on account of his
persfstanoe in trying to get at us. It was a
good thing that ho finally wont back after I
had got tired yelling at him."
SOLD SEARCEY SOME GOODS.
A Virginia ."Merchant Identified Him by the
Picture in "Tlio Times."
From a Staff Correspondent.
Midland, Ya., 0t. 23. Mr. Lynn, a mer
chant here, told a Tixes man this morning
that he fully identified the plcturo of Searcoy
in Sunday's Tixes as that of ho man to
whom he sold a satchel and other articles on
the Saturday after the Aquia Creek robbery.
The clerks in Pileher's store, where the samo
man also made numerous purchases, were a
A Pinkerton man reached hero this morn
ing on the 9:30 train from Washington and
was for some time closeted with Mr. Pilchcr,
and later with Mr. Lynn, the latter of whom
ht questioned closely as to the articles that
had been bought by Searcey. The detective
was decidedly uncommunicative, and when
told hat the reporter was a Times man
seemed greatly surprised that anybody knew
of his whereabouts, aod remarked: "Aha, I
suppose you want to follow me as that fellow
followed Bob yesterday."
"Bob ' was evidently Mr. Pinkerton, who
led the Stafford oounty chase. Ho denied tho
report that Seareey would be brought hero
and to Calverton to-day. About 11 o'clock.
in cowpany with Mr. nicher, ne went about
a mile out of town to the house of Capt. Gor
don, who had seen Searcey and his com
juuiion in the edge of the woods on the road
side. After a lengthy conversation, they loft the
house and went some distance up tho road
and through the woods, evidently" carefully
searching for something, but wero appar
ently unsuccessful, as after a whilo they re
traced their stops and were joined by another
Pinkerton man, who had in tho moantimo
reached the place on foot, walking rapidly
from tbe direction of Calverton.
Dr. Pilcher, jr., met the second detective
and gave him some information, and he hur
ried oS to join his comrade. The whole party
soon returned to town and drove off in a
This afternoon at 3 Searcey and his guards
arrived at Calverton, and making a very
wide detour went from there to Catletts,
three miles north. Late this evening they
left Catletts. and while leaving town in an
opposite direction, it Is very evident that War
renton is their destination, and Mr. Pilcher
left for that placo to-night. Everybody In
this neighborhood believe that Sea'rcev has
made a confession and the treasure is buried
within a few miles from here.
.-MURRAY KNEW THE VOICE.
Hy This .Means the Express Messcnscr
Identified Morgnnficld as the Robber.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Oct. 23. Depot watch
man Wright this afternoon positively identi
fied C. A. Morganfleld as tho man whom ho
saw with Searcey in Cumberland, Md. Mes
senger Murray wanted first to hear tho man's
voice, as ha said he would never forget that
voice. While Murray remained out in tho
hall, othors got Morganfleld to talking. Mur
ray insisted thero was no loubt about it being
the voice that held him up. Ho afterwards
fully identified tho prisonor.
The -heriff of Stafford county, Ya., will bo
here to-morrow. Morganflc'd's broken leg
will compel tho authorities to carry him to
Virginia on a stretcher. The prisoner is very
unwiJlinc to go. The coat recovered from
Shields, tho one-lecged man arrested at Mid
dleton, was identilled by Murray as tho ono
worn by Morganfleld at the tioio of tho rob
bery. Shields had sold tho vest and overalls
but they have been secured for the trial in
The visilors think Searcoy has told Pinker
ton everything, and that ho will soon have
the plant of tho gang. Agent Alexander, of
Charlottesville, Ya., and general officers of
tho Adams Express Company, accompanied
Wright and Murray.
Baltimore, Md., Oct. 23. Tho Middle
States conference of tho Univcrsalist Church,
began a three days' gathering to-night at tho
Second Church. Tho conference com
prises about three hundred churches
in tho States of New York. Pennsyl
vania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and
the District of Columbia. Bev. Dr. John
Coleman Adams, of Brooklyn, N. Y., is chair
man af tho conference and Mr. Arnold Yant
tis. of Washinston, secretary. About 100
delegates are in attendance.
Ireland's Cause Pleaded by Ireland's Son.
Atlanta, Ga Oct. 23. Hon. Edward
Blake, Irish Member of Paliament, addressed
a large and representative audience in this
city at De Give's Opera House to-night. Gov.
Northen and Mayor Goodwin occupied seats
on the platform. His speech, which lasted for
nenrly two hours, was a clear, eloquent, nnd
masterly exposition of Irish cause.
"Go boo Woodmont."
UNTANGLING A BIG SNARL
Senator Hill Trying to Harmonize the
Factions in New York.
FAULKNER AS INTERMEDIATOR
Two of Tammany's Congressional Candidates
to Be Withdrawn and tho County Democ
racy's in tho Others Hopeful of Hearing
from Mr. Cleveland Demand forMcKinloy
New Yobk, Oot. 23. This has boon o-dny
of conferences among tho Democratic londors,
with a view to straightening out tho tangles
resulting from tho nomination of factional
Democratic Cougressionul cuudldatos in this
city and Brooklyn.
Senator nill addressed himself to this task
early this morning, and had tbo enorgctlo aid
of Senator Faulkner, chairman of tho Demo
cratic Congresjionnl Committee, who came
over from Washington last night. Tho latter
was tho activo mediator in tho negotiations.
Private conferences wero held with Senator
Faulkner by Mayor Gilroy and Polico Com
missioner Martin, representing Tammany,
and ex-Mayor Grace and Francis Scott, who
ran for mayor against Grant in 18S0 on the
reform ticket, representing tho County De
mocracy. All, it is stated, were ngreod upon a policy
of concession. Terms of compromise, it is an
nounced, nro practically decided upon by
which tho knots will bo cut nnd the Dnmo
crats united on single Congressional candi
dates in each district. All tho details havo
not yet been arranged. It is known, howovor,
thnl Tammany has agreed to withdraw its
candidates in two districts and the County
Democracy in tho others.
Tho indications at headquar:er point to
tho withdrawal by Tammany of Gen. Daniol
Sickles in tho Teuth and J. J. Walsh in tho
Eighth. De Witt Warner, Bobert Grier Mon
roe and ox-Cougressmau Dunpliy nro men
tioned as possible Grace candidates. Gen.
Sickles was at headquarters this afternoon,
and it was stated that bo was willing to mako
any personal sacrifice to aid Senntor Hill's
candidacy for Governor.
WALSH MAY KICK.
Tho opinion was expressed by headqurters'
people that Walsh would bo more difficult to
deal with. To accomplish the purpose aimed
at, it wns proposed' to transfer Amos Cum
mings from tho Thlrteentn to the Eighth dis
trict, but it 13 learned that Cummings pro
tested, and his protest was backed up by a
delegation of trades assembly people this
afternoon. Ho will bo allowed to remain
whero ho was. Tho Democratic managers
havo been at work to-day on the Brooklyn
Congressional situation, and expressed them
selves as elated over the prospect of unity.
President Clovolaad's departure from Buz
zard's Bay on his way to Washington was an
event of importance, and gave rise to many
rumors, among them being one to tho effect
that he had agreed. In tho event of united
action on tho Congressional candidates, to
mnke a speech in Senator Hill's favor before
returning to Washington. Both Chairman
Thachor nnd Major Hinkley treated tho ro-
nprtJightly..bjitjLho,Iormf r fautofirariygmBlifi
tamed that tho President would bo heard
from at tho proper time.
1 lie bigeampuign speeches "below Harloin"
began to-right. Senator Hill speaking in
Brooklyn. and Tainmany.holding a mass-mooting
at tho wigwam.
The "committeo or soventy" had a ratifica
tion meeting at Cooper Union, at which Carl
Schurz. Soth Low, ex-Secretary Faircbild,
Dr. Parkhursr, and other eminent reformers
spoko In favor of tho selection, of Strong for
mayor, nnd asalnst Tammany and" its
Vice President Stevenson will be here on
Thursday, and will mako three speeches in
Brooklj j, Poughkcepsio, nnd Troy, nnd Sec
retary Carlisle has also agreed to mako at
least ono speech during tho closing week of
obeat demand fob ji'kinlet.
Ex-President Harrison will be hero to
morrow, and Chairman Hackett expects to
arrange for a mammoth meeting if possible.
Friday pov. McKinley, whom ft is proposed
to tako through tho State on a special train,
will open at Buffalo, and will mako about
twelve speeches in two days. Thero is an
enthusiastic demand for McKinley. Next
week Chauncoy M. Depow will give two days
on a special train to speaking.
Late this afternoon Domocrntio headquar
ters wns agitated over an alleged sensation.
"We havo made a big discovery to-day."
said Chairman Thacher. "There is a defect
in tho now constitution, upon tho adoption of
which tho voters will bo required to pass
judgment November G. which will create a
legislative hiatus, if adopted. Tho discovery
was made by Henrv T. Utley, a lawyer of
Wntcrvillc. N. Y.
Tho burden of the discovery Is that if tho
constitution is adopted thero will be no legis
lature in 1395, and the candidates elected this
year will not meet at Albany next winter. Tho
new constitution, after making tho now ap
portionment, provides lor tho election ot
senators and assemblymen under it in Novem
ber, 1893, and then provides that tho con
stitution, if approved, shall go into effect
January 1. 1895."
James J. Walsh, candidate for Congress
man in the Eighth iisscmbly district, said to
night that tho current reports as to his retire
ment from tho contest wero absolutely false.
"I am in the rnco to stay," he said, "and
have not been approached by any persoD on
tho subject of withdrawal."
NO NEWS FROJ-l THE FALCON.
But Her Agents Deny tho Report That
She Was Overloaded.
PniLVDELPHiA, Oct. 23. When seen to-day
by a representative of tho Associated Press,
Westcrgaard & Company, agents for tho
Steamship Falcon, said that no nows of tho
steamer had been received since her doparturo
for St. John, N. F., on October 3
Tho firm denied tho report that tho vessel
was overloaded. The Falcon's crow of six
teen men. wero all residents of Newfound
land, and most of them lived at St. John.
Populists Ruled Out.
Atlanta, Ga.t Oct. 23. Tho State legisla
ture meets to-morrow. A primary meeting of
Democrats to-night resolvod that all ofilcfcrs as
well as Senators, should bo selected in strict
party caucus. This rules out tho forty-flyo
Populist members. Senator Walsh, Congress
man Turner. Hon.JA. O. Bacon, and Col. L.
F. Garrard, candidates for Senator, have es
tablished headquarters. The raco will be
close and exciting.
Death of a Well-known Virginian.
Special to The Times.
Catlett's. Ya., Oct. 23. Mr. Gibson Cat
lett, n well-known and well-to-do citizen of
Fauquier, died at his rosldonco of dropsy
near Catlett's station, that county, this morn
ing. He was seventy years of age and leaves
a vifc, two ehildron and many friends to
mourn his death.
Co-operative Factory Not Practicable.
Hiawatha, Kan., Oct. 23. Georgo H.
Adams and Samuel Bierer, who visited Pull
man by direction of tho citizens to investigate
tho Pullman Club, reported at n meeting of
stockholders last night that tho sohome of
operating a co-operative manufactory in Hia
watha was impracticablo.
'Go boo Woodmont"
'TEACHED"0N HIS PALS.
Seymour Turns State's Evidence and Tells
AH About tho Sale of tho
New Yoiik, Oot. 23. Considerable iutorcst
was manifested to-day in tho examination of
Harry Lionel Brown and Oharlcs Hnrer, who
are accused of participating in the theft of
stamps from tho Bureau of Printing nnd En
graving in Washington, D. 0., and for which
two men named Smith nnd Longstreet aro
now in custody in Washington. Longstreet
nnd Smith, who wero clerks in yio Bureau,
wero accused of stealing tho stamps, whilo
Brown and Haror, it fs charged, holpod them
to disposo of them In this city.
Claude Johnson, chief of tho bureau, testi
fied to the.thclt of tbostarapS and then thoUnl
ted States Assistant District Attornoy called
Arthur II. Soymour, who admitted thnt he had
been promised immunity by Chief nazen. of
tho secret service, ahd othi'rs,' from tho part
ho played in tho transaction, if ho would
only toll all he know, -
Soymour is tho manager of tho billiard room
at tho llandnll Hotel, in Washington, a posi
tion which Hnrer formerly hold. Ho testified
that ho kflow all tho persons now under nr
rest. Ho had boon told by Brown that tho
latter had feomo stamps to dispose of, and that
ho camo to this city with Brown and Smith-to
help thom sell the stamps. T'hoy camo hero
on tho first trip, September 15.
Tho stamps wero carried in Seymour's
satchel. They stoppedvflrst at Smith & Mc
Neil's and then went totho Sherman Squaro
Hotel. Tho stamps we?('put in envelopes and
given to Brown, wbo jllsapnearcil for two
hours and then returned without tho stamps.
Smith, ho said, paid hlrjl back $10 owing to
him, but promised him more. Brown and
Smith, ho said, camo tJhis city with stamps
September 28 and October C. On ono occasion
Brown was accompnnloTl by Corn La Bos,
of Washington, D. C. Case adjourned.
Columbia, S. C, Oct 23. Detctivo Par
ker, of Washington, Jolt this nftornoou with
Beach and Sinsabaugb,Jarrosted in this city
Inst night in connection with the Washington
At polico headquarters last night it was
stated that William AfBeadi and n. Clay
Sinsabnugb, alleged accomplices in tbo stamp
robbery, will arrlvo ioj&Vashington on tbo
Southern express trninphis forenoon. Tlioy
will bo hold in No. 1 pc-jfup station uutil to
morrow whon thoir hearing will tako placo
in tho polico court. i
Report of u lmttlcjf'With a Loss
Three Thousand Men on
London. Oct. 23. A dispatch to the Times
from Tin Tain, which will bo published to
morrow, says that tho Chinese officials report
that a battlooccurred near Yl-Chow yester
day, and tuatth Japanese wero ropulsod
southward with a lossi of 3,000 men on each
Tho correspondenfrof tho Times at Tien
Tsin cables that the- Japanese warships aro
reported to bo cruising off tho Shan Tung
promontory nnd to the south of it, in order to
waylay Chines- transports. Tho correspon
dent adds that tho Chinese fleet left Wel-Hai-Wel
yesterday with orders to attack tho Japa
The Emperor of China, continues tho cor
respondent, realizing the importance of tho
naval battlo fought offThiYalu Jlivor as pre-
.ranteu tho re- ventiiigJtymarltima,inviUiiuJ,iiUGhtDa..,.ha3
drryBitfu5111rcJWHrmng honors to tho
foreign ofilcors who served on board tho
Chinese ships and bestowing threo years'
pay upon tho w!dow3 of thoso who' wero slain
in this action.
RUNNING ITS FATAL COURSE.
Tho Czar's Disease Ebbs and Flows Until
the End Comes.
St. PETEUsnuno, Oct. 23. According to ad
vices received by physicians h-e from their
confreres at Livadla tho illness of the Czar is
taking its usual courso toward a fatal issue.
His majesty was hotter Sunday and Monday
and worso to-day, whilo it is expected that to
morrow his strength will carry him to an
other slight rally. Thus tho progress of tho
disease will ebb and flow until tho patient
A bulletin dated Livadia and timed 7 p. m.,
was made public hero this ovonlng. It said:
"During the cotirso of the day the Czar was
languid. Thoro wore slight convulsive symp
toms. His uppetito bettor than yesterday."
Londoj. Oct. 21. A dispatch" to tho Daily
News from St. Petersburg says tho rumors
that tho Czarowitch proposes to renounco the
throno wero based on a misconception of tho
Czar's order that Gnind Duko George,
His Majesty's second son. ' who is
seriously ill) with consumption, renounces
his nghts of succession to his youngor
brother, Grand Duko Michael. Tho issuing
of this order wns a mere formality, as Grand
Duko George s condition is almost as des
perate as thafof his father.
Tho dispatch adds that tho Czar's somno
lence, which abated for two days, roappearcd
to-dnywith slight spofnodic fits, indicating
THIS IS A VERY SAD CASE.
A Young Woman Who Has Historical Con
nections Arrested for Vagrancy.
A sad sceno was prcsoated at tho First pre
cinct station house at 1:15 o'clock this morn
ing, when Patrolmen Williams and Boyco
brought in Ollio Murdock, a whito girl
twonty-threo years of age, and entered tho
charge of vagrancy opposito her name.
Sho was found in ono of tho lowest bagnios
in tho "Division," so drunk that tho two stal
wart policemen had to almost carry nor
through tho streets. Ollie Murdock is a mem
ber of ono of tho oldest historical families of
Virginia. Several years ago she was deceived
by a young lawyer of Richmond, nnd drifted
to this city. Sho entered a house of ill-fnmo
and descended lower and lower in tho scale
of morality until of late sho has been an in
matcj of ono of tho worst dens of iniquity in
tho sm-hardened section south of Pennsylva
The girl still bears traces of her former
beauty, although her eyes aro bleared and
her features distorted from tho cxcossivo use
of strong drink. Sho threatens to commit
suicide as soon as an opportunity offors.
BIRDS OF EVIL OflEN.
English nnd Continental Anarchists -Migrating
to the United States.
London, Oct. 23. Numbers of lending Eng
lish and foreign anarchists, tho Associated
Press correspondent learns, are vacating their
haunt3 in London nnd tho majority aro pro
ceeding singly to America.
Tho reason'for this migration is tho in
cessant harassing to which they havo been
subjected on account of the vigilance of tho
Mowbray, tho Socialist leader, will shortly
roturn to the United States.
In the Field of Politics.
Cyrus O. Beckwith has been nominated for
Congress by tho Democrats of tne Third
Connecticut distiict, in place of ox-Gov.
Thomas Waller, declined.
Tho Democrats havo nominated James
Morganstein, of Buffalo, for Congress in tho
Thirty-third New York district, in tho placo
of Martin Eeistorer, doclined.
An order from tho superior court was
served on tho 'police board to-day to show
causo why tho name of John Simpson, candi
date for Congress from tho Ninth district of
New York, should not bo accepted, and his
name printed on the official ballots of tho
"Go bco Woodmont "
MERCHANTS MADE PROTEST
Humane Society's Vigorous . Work
Aroused Their Opposition.
WAGONS AND HORSES STOPPED
Uphill Traffic on Seventh and Fourteenth
Streets Was the Source of Much Com
plaint, and tho Socioty Began a Crnaado
to Which Many Business Men Objected.
Complaints havo been so frequent and
vigorous of late regarding tho nbuso of
horses used in pulling hoavy loads up hill on
Seventh and Fourteenth streets that on Sat
urday tho Washington Humane Society began
a crusado, which ought to call forth enthusi
astic resolutions of commendation from tho
downtrodden nnd oppressed equlno race.
So effectively was tho crusado managed
thnt about a scoro of coal merchants, brick
manufacturers, and others who own teams
used in heavy hauling visited the ofllco of
tho humane society in the Sun building yes
torday morning and protested Joudly, unan
imously, and contemporaneously against
what they termed tho interference of tho so
ciety's agents with their business. How
over, tho end of tho matter was that thoy
agreed to reform tho treatment of their
On Saturday morning Humane Agent
Joseph It. Babbitt was detailed to Fourteenth
street and Humane Agent John Beipliuger to
Seventh street. Thero is a long incline on
Fourteenth street, from Florida nvenuo to
Columbia road, and- an equally long incline
on Seventh street, from Grant avenuo up
past Howard University, nearly to Scheutzen
Park. Up these two inclines wero moving
long processions of heavily-loaded wagons
drawn by slngio or double teams wagons
londed with coal, brick, lumber, sand, broken
stone, asphalt, pork, and Hour.
SIGHT TO MOVE TUE HEAKT.
Tolling heavily up tho hill, tho panting,
sweating horses wero a sight to movo tho
heart of a Logree. Occasionally tho driver
of a too heavy load had to zig-zag from side
to side of tho pavemont, liko a stone barge
laboring ngainst a head wind, and frequently
heavy blows of the whip lashed tho tired
beasts into renewed spurts of energy.
Humaue Agent Babbitt did not hesitate to
use his authority. He stopped every heavily
loaded wagon whose driver attempted to
mount tho Fourteenth-street inclino and com
pelled him to lessen his load or i , increase hi3
animal power. On Seventh 6treet the same
thing wa3 dono. Togthor tho two agents
stopped between fifty and sixty wagons.
Among them wero brick wagons, drawn by a
single irule, containing 400 bricks, weighing
sevou nnd one-quarter pounds" each; liour
Iaden vehicle-, drawn by two horses, contain
ing a load weighing throe or fcur tons, and
single horeo carts containing a ten or more of
On Monday the crusado was kept up with
an acoess of jfigpr. An attempt was mado to
dodge therstofpago of-traClc oh Fourteenth
street by sending wagons via Seventh street
and thonco to Mount Pleasant, which is tho
destination of most of tho heavy traffic com
plained of. This dodgo was discovered by
tho polico nnd communicated to tho humano
agents. Mr. Babbitt then left his post on
Fourteenth street and went to the aid of Mr.
Beiplinger on beventh street. Here the two
agents wero aided in their work by Secretary
Stowoll.of tho Humano Socioty. Beforo the day
closed the trio had stopped more than a
hundred wagons, had arrested two spavined
mules aud a cart driver, and had given
neoded sleep to a whole regiment of over
Tho spavined mules wero tho property of
tho Washington Brick Machine Company.
They were taken o a neighboring polico sta
tion but wero subsequently released on the
forfeiture of 610 collateral. Dennis Fognrty.
the driver arrested, was arraigned yesterday
before Judge Kimball, and gave his personal
bond for appearance at some future date.
Two field days of this sort were quite
enough for tho owners ot the horses and
wagons concerned. Thoy gnthered in Room
10 of tho Sun Building yesterday morning In
forco and protested to President Pratt and
Secretary Stowell. Among tho protestants
wero Biuhard A. Johnson, of Johnson
Brothers, coal dealers; Willu d A. Pollard, of
Pollard & Brother, coal dealers; Hertcrt P.
Plllsbury, feed merchant; Michael Sells, coal
dealer; B. F. Thomas, coal dealer, and a
dozen others. They resented tho interference
of tho Humane Society's agents with their
traffic, nnd wanted to know by what authority
their wagons wero held up and delayed. Presi
dent Pratt smoothed matters somewhat by
explaining that the Humano Society wns glvon
amplo power by act of Congress to prevent
cruelty to animals, and proposed to exerciso
TBOTEST OF THE OWNERS.
Several of thoso present admitted that tho
society had a good caso against some of thei r
drivers, though they maintained that, as a
rule, the horses used for heavy hauling wero
sound, strong animals, fully capablo of doing
tho work required of thom.
As a result of tho conferenco an amicable
agreement wns reached, by which owners of
horses engaged in heavy traffic will punish
by lino or dismissal drivers who abuso their
animals: whilo on tho part of tho Humane
Socioty it was ngieed that no heavy traffic
would bo stopped until both the Humano So
ciety and tho owners of tho wagons engaged
in it wero notified.
It is within tho powers of owners of horses
engaged in uphill trado to relieve the ani
mals by providing extra hill horses for tho
upgrado climb, and the humano agents have
Insisted that this bo dono. Both of them will
bo on hand to-day to see that no more cruelty
is practicod. Tho Humano Society Is deter
mined to keop up its crusado until thero is no
further ground ot complaint.
Ebenezer S. Boevo, shoo dealer. Philadel
phia, assigned yesterday. Liabilities less
President Cas3lmir-Perler yestordny visited
the Pasteur Institute In Paris and decorated
Prof. Roux with tho cross of tho Legion of
Honor in acknowledgement of his scientific
Tho national convention of the German Ep-
worth Leaguo opened yesterday in St. Paul,
Minn., there being a largo attendance of dele
gates from all part3 of the country, particu
larly tho East.
President Cleveland and family, accompa
nied by Mrs. Perrine and Miss Boso Clove
land, loft Gray Gables for Washington on a
special train yesterday morning, but stopped
off at Greenwich, Conn., to visit Mr. and
Gen. Alexnnder Stowart Webb, president of
tho College of tho City of New York, was yes
terday presented with a heavy silver loving
cup by the professors and instructors of his
collego in commomoration of the twenty-fifth
anniversary of tho general's presidency of
At the meeting of the stockholders of the
Southern Railway Company in Biehmond,
Ya.. yesterday, a board of directors was
chosen, who olected tho following officers:
Samuol Spencer, president; A. B. Anderson,
second vlco president: W. H. Baldwin, jr.,
thitd vice president; Francis Lynde Stetson,
general counsel; W. C. Ewen, secretary; H.
o. Ansloy, treasurer, ana (i. a. uobbs, au
ditor. "Go seo"Woo"am6rit"
TRIED TO KILL HIS WIFE.
Ex-Policcmnn Brenner, of Alexandria, Ar
rested on a Grave Charge Whisky
Special to The Times.
Alexanduia, 'Va., Oct. 23. Ex-PoIIcoman
W. C. Brenner, ot Alexandria, while In a fit of
drunken rage, made an attempt to kill his
wife by shooting her last night.
Brenner, who is a dangerous man when
drinking, camo to hl3 home, on Queen street,
last night, in a half-crazed condition. Tho
neighbors heard him cursing and abusing Ids
wifo, which was kept up for some time,
and suddenly thoy wero startled by hearing
four shots in rupld succession. Then a wo
man rushed from the houso crying murder.
Several men ran to her assistance and found
It was Mrs. Brenner. Sho wa3 very much
frightoned, nnd told thom that her husband
had shot at her after threatening to kill her,
nnd 6he begged them to keep him from hurt
Thoy quieted her by promising to protect
her. Brenner was at once arrested and
locked up, and will answer thfe morning the
chargo of attempted murdor.
Less than six months ngo Bronnor was on
the police force, and had a good reputation
as an officer, but ho began to drink, and was
dismissed for drawing his pistol while intoxi
cated and threatening to shoot a man. Sineo
then he has been in trouble several times on
account of his babit3.
THREE SEISMIC SHOCKS.
Sun Diego, Cai., Shaken by n Rnthcr Sc
Tcrc Earthquake Not Much
San Dieoo, Cal., Oct. 23. Thi3 city and
neighboring towns were visited this after
noon by a series of earthquakes of more than
Tho first shock occurred at 3:30 p. m. and
and was followed at intervals of a auarter of
a minute by two others, the last being one of
of tho strongest experienced hero since the
coming of Americans.
People in brick houses swarmed Into the
streets, hearing the startling grinding of
bricks and mortar, and seeing in some case3
tho wnlU crack. A heavy sound was heard
in all parts of the city immediately preceding
Considerable consternation wa3 caused in
the public schools, the children in some of
the rooms being hastily dismissed. Clocks
were stopped and windows and doors were
The second shock was observed by few peo
ple, being very light and coming when all
wero talking of tho first, but the third was so
pronounced as to bring the people into the
KNIGHTS OF PROTECTION.
Headquarters to Be Established in Wash
ington and Baltimore.
Baltimore, Md., Oct. 23. Thero was in
corporated to-day in, this city a new national
patriotic order named American Knights of
Protection, founded upon what the Incorpora
tors and their associates contend to bo broad
principles of protection to American interests,
the State, and the families of its members.
The board of incorporators comprises
among its membera Capt. J. Frank Supplee ,
Loon Seligor, and William T. Henderson,
juuiuiucui. u.ciuu u i. 'iHu. .
are tepresentattvo professional and busines
Cyrus Bussoy, of Washington, D. C, late
Assistant Secretary of tho Interior, is to be
the president, and Charles L. Wilson, late
of tho board of pension appeals, of the In
terior Department, will bo the national sec
retary. General offices will be opened at once in
this city and in Washington. The order is
declared to be patriotic, non-secret, non-sectarian,
and beneficial. It will bo conducted
under a system of assemblies, whi?h is ex
pected to oxtend throughout the States, upon
a fraternal plan, and will provide for death
benefits to tho families ot its members. The
officers are required to be bonded.
SHIPPING STOLEN STAMPS.
Those Taken from the Bcnncttsvillo Post
office Intercepted by Officials.
Wilmington, N. C, Oct. 23. An attempt
was mddo to ship a package of stamps, re
ft rred to in the Southern Associated Press
telegram of to-night from Laurinburg. S. C,
yesterday. It is reported that tbe package of
stamps is hold thero now by order of the gov
ernment. There wero three men in tho party who at
tempted to make the shipment. Two of them
bought tickets to Wilmington and are sup
posed to havo reached here last night. ' The
stamps aro supposed to bo part or all of those
stolen from Bennettsville, S. C, post-office
last Friday night.
Laurinburg 13 only twenty-five miles from
Bennettsville. It is not kno ,va yet whether
any arrests have been made or not. Detec
tives aro on the trail of the robbers.
ANXIOUS MOMENTS AT SEA,
Engines Deranged on an Ocean Grey
hound During a Heavy Storm.
QuxENSTowNjOct. 23. Passengers on board
tho Whito Star lino steamer Teutonic, Capt.
Cameron, which arrived here to-night from
New York, report that on Sunday thero wero
strong northwest winds, accompanied by a
Tho englne3 became deranged on this day,
and tho vessel was compelled to proceed at
half speed for several hours, during which
time ropairs wero effected.
Tho incident is not detailed In the Teu
tonic's log-book, but tho report of tho pass
engers is undoubtedly correct, for the steamer
logged only 375 knots from noon Sunday to
Meeting of the Synod in tho One Hundred
and Seventh Annual Session.
Danville, Ya., Oct. 23. Tho Presbyterian
Synod of Virginia met hero to-night in tho
107th annual session, with 107 ministers and
70 elders in attendance. Tho opening sermon
was preached by Bev. Dr. B. P. Kerr, of Bieh
mond, tho retiring moderator.
Bev. Dr. B. H. Fleming, of Lynchburg,
was elected moderator for thi3 session, and,
the synod was duly organized for business.
Among the interesting subjects that will
have tho attention of tho synod is tho ques
tion of the removal of tho Union Seminary
f rom Hampden Sydney to Richmond, or some
other Virginia city.
Chicago Strike Commission.
The National Strike Commission ap
pointed by President Clevelnnd to investi
gate tho great strike at Chicago reconvened
yestorday in tho office of Commissioner
of Labor Wright. After the last meetings tho
members of tho commission went to their
homes to prepare subdivisions of the report
to be presented. This has been largely com
pleted, and the commission is now engaged
in giving finnl shapo to the report to tho
Convicted of Larceny.
Ella Wilson and Charles Harris wero con
victed beforo Judgo McComas yesterday of
larceny and remanded for sentence. They
stole $153 nnd a watch from a colored man
knowti as "Africa" Whitney. Thoy hadbad a
trip to Baltimore and bought some new clothes
whenthey were piokoi up by tho police. Har
ris confessed and Ella was finally brought to
agree to his story. Tho polico recovorod $99
and the clothes the couple bought.
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JORDAN A LETTER THIEF
Carrier Taken Into Custody by Post
STEALINGS LONG CONTINUED
He Had a Eouto in the northwest Section,
but Also Abstracted Hail from Other Car
Tiers' Packages Inspectors Suspected and
Caught Him in, the Act He Denies AH.
Thomas W. Jordan, a colored letter car
rier, who lives at No. 931 Florida avenuo
northwest, was arrested yesterday on a
charge of robbing tho mails, and in default
of $1,000 bond was lodged in jalL
At the post-office of a large city like Wash
ington there are all tho tho eomplaint3 of
lost letters coming in, and they aro very often
accompanied by statements showing suspicion
of theft. About half of these, even in case
money has been, lost, can be traced to in
proper direction or some mistake in. rnallmg,
and tbe letter tarns up again, if not elsewhere,
through tbe dead-letter office, money and all.
So efficient Is the system of the post-offlcs
inspection that the percentage of losef a by
robbery upon the base of the entire business
transacted is very small. But when com
plaints grey very numerou3 in quarter or city
it is evident some sneak Is operating and tho
inspectors are put on his track.
Several days ago Inspectors William B.
Smith and Thomas Troy were notified that
their services were required to hunt down a
thief here. There were many reports of losses
of letters mailed at the street boxes, and they
were pretty evenly distributed all over the
city. No ono box nor any dozen showed
much greater losses than the rest.
USUAL TESTS WERE XADB.
The inspectors mu3t be of the best in the
service, and for thfe reason Mr. Smith, who33
thirteen years' duty makes him one of tho
oldest, most experienced, and most success
ful. After a little study of the situation tho
inspectors concluded their chance was in.
watching tbe collectors at tbo main office.
The usual tests were made and some of the
collectors were partially relieved of suspicion.
while others were brought nearer the danger
Finally, yesterday morning a special watch.
was pot upon Jordan. When he eatne ia
from the first trip every movement he made
was under close scrutiny. His route was in
the northwest and it was clear that the 'ts
were occurring in all sections of the eity. It
was probable that the thief was stealing let
ters from his brother carriers.
Observation was made for this feature and
and as the collectors were marking their re
turns together at the table Jordan was ento
take a letter from the eollectioaof a .-jner
from the territory near tho B-t O. depot.
He was afterward noticed to piefc up a
letter from another quarter. Both were
stealthily secreted upon Lis person. The
thefts were observed by tbe laspeotoes them-
setvea as well as by otners. lie was even seen
rrnt - JMfeif.Aa,fctfelflraki - SHi
frtnefec - 'workwdone aal the letters
filed up Jordan ntarted with, the rest for tho
TOOK MST rSTO CCSTODT.
Just as he reached tho door of tho inner
office Smith and Troy were at hand and
quietly took him into custody at 10:29 a. m.
He stoutly denied any misdoing. He was
quietly taken to a private room and then tho
letters were taken from his person when Le
was seen to secret them, one of these was
directed "Mrs. E. E. Vacker, No. 41 C street
northwest, Washington, D. C, care of D. E.
Burton." The local address had. been.
scratched and the letter redirected to Dun
more. Lackawanna county. Pa. It was a
square, thiek letter, and might easily be sup
posed to contain ironey.
The other letter came from the northwest,
and was directed to Guraeys, Carolin3
county, Ya. The comer bad been torn so
that the money it contained eoukl be seen.
There was no postmark upou it. The other
letter bed been mailed in tho box before tho
District building, and had not received tha
second stamp to show its remalling.
Jordan declared that some of the other car
riers had put the letters on him for a joke or
out of sport, but when the inspectors paid no
attention to this story he became surly and
had little to say. He was taken before United
States Commissioner Mills, at 617 Louisiana
avenue northwest, and upon a statement
by the inspectors, was held in $1,000
bond for a hearing at 12 o'clock Saturdry.
As soon as arrested Jordan sent lettera, with,
a special delivery siaioD, to bis young wife,
at No. 981 Florida avenue northwest Ha
also sent a messenger to his mother and sister,
at No. 2007 Vermont avenue.
BEEX THBZS YEARS TS THE SERVICE.
Jordan fa a short, heavy-set fellow, "black
as the ace of spades." He has been in the ser
vice three years, having entered under a civil
service examination, and his pay was $500 a
year. There have been several complaints
against him for impudence to persons on his
route, but otherwise his record has been fair.
Jordan's mother. Mrs. M. G. Jordan, and
his sister. Miss Maria L. Jordan, a teacher in
the pubHc schools, were seen at their home
by a TniES reporter last night. They did
not know what the chnrge wa3. but wero
very sure when told that he could not bo
guiltv of stealing. His mother came here
from" Westmoreland county, Ya.. in 165,
when her boy was only four years old. She
had been, a servant in the family of Dr. F. F.
Wheelwright, a country physician, and was
XEVSR IN TBOCBLX BEFORE.
She says she never bad any trouble with
"Tom" about honesty. He never had taken
anything in his life that did not belong to him.
Ho was threo years in the Navy and
eight years in the regular Army and in his last
service at Fort Show, Mont., was clerk at
headquarters. There was never any charge
Ho was educated in the Washington schools
to the eighth grade and, with his sister's heir,
passed a good civil service examination. H-
was never charged here with anything except
striking a man for an insult.
His sister said he was of a quiet, kind dis
position.'' and sho was sure he would coma
clear. Ho was married a year ago to Ger
trude Jackson and has one child two months
old. His salary had always been plenty fir
their wants. JU3 wife was nearly heart brokpn
and went at once in her trouble to hi3 moth
er's family. There are ten of the children,
and ono of them is secretary of the People a
Union Passenger Station.
Contracts for preparing tho site for tho new
union passenger station in Georgetown were
awarded yesterday by tho Washington and
Georgetown Railroad Company. The build
ing wilt bo erected at the north end of
tho Aqueduct linage. or tne present
tho work of excavating and construction of
the wall only will bo done. Manning and
Parsons will build tho wall and Andrew
Gleasongot tho work of excavation, the
former on a bid of $12,575, and the lat -r at
ff Ewssrr Patterns
I Wall papers "and carpets. Ilerace J. Lang & Ca,,
&9i inineentn street nuzinweat.
Lowest prices on standard goods.
'Go soo Woodmont"