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TOL. 2. ISO. 396.
Nicaragua's Answer Is Not to
England's Liking.
Telis a Vivid Siory of His Five
Days' Wandering.
Althonga the Foreign Office Denies All
Knowledge of Any American Protest in
Eolation to the Bombarding of Greytoirn.
It Is Believed That No Such Course "Will
Be Pnrued Squadron Hear Greytown.
London, April 16. Upon inquiry at the
foreign office it was ascertained to-night
that the "Washington dispatch of the
Associated Press giving Nicaragua's re
ply to the ultimatum of Great Britain, Is
substantially correct.
The reply, however, falls Tory short of
Great Britain's demands. The British
ultimatun demanded reparation for the
expulsion of Mr. Hatch, the British consular
agent, and for personal injury sustained
by British subjects, and the appointment
of a commission to arbitrate the amount
of damage done to the property of British
subjects, etc., indicating the composition
of commission and stipulating no Ameri
can should be chosen as a member.
Nicaragua now seeks to refer the entire
matter to an impartial commission of ar
bitration, apparently Ignoring the main
demand respecting the expulsion of Mr.
The foreign office is unable to state
now what Great Britain's course -will
be, as the position is extremely delicate,
but apparently Great Britain cannot with
out loss of dignity accept such a com
promise as Nicaragua suggests.
The foreign office has received no infor
mation and discredits the report that the
United States has indicated objections to
the bombarding of Greytown or the landing
of troops.
In any case, it is added, the British will
not bombard Groytowu in the event of
Nicaragua refusing to comply with the de
mands of Great Britain.
But steps will be taken to Insure the
payment of the indemnity demanded by the
British Government, and the necessary or
ders havo been sent to commanders of
British warships. The nature of the or
ders sent to the British commanders and
"whether they include the lauding of troops
is not stated.
It is learned that the Stato Depart
ment baB made no "protest" against any
proposed British action In Nicaragua for
the reason that the British Government has
regarded the issue between itself and Nicar
agua as one in which no other nation can
nave any concern, and has not acquainted
the Government of theUnited States with its
exact purposos
No yosmH of the United States Is now at
Greytown, but the six vessels comprising
the squadron of Admiral Meade are now at
Colon, within a days' sail of Greytown.
It is said at the Navy Department that the
fact that the six; vessels are now within
read) of the Mosquito coast is due to acci
dent and not design.
The department has been informed that
Admiral Meade expects to reach Key "West
on the 26tb of this month, and as he is now
only five days sail from that point, he
can remain five days in the vicinity of
Greytown and still carry out the itinerary
agreed upon. There are no orders compell
ing him to be at Key West at the date
named, although it waB a part of the gen
eral plan approved by the department be
fore the squadron left on the cruise.
It is probable that the Atlanta and Ral
eigh will remain at Colon, where they have
been for 6ome time, after Admiral Meade
with the other four vessels departs. The
Monterey arrived at Mazatland, Mexico,
yesterday on her voyage southward.
.I ,
Superb Scenic nnd Dramatic Presentment
of a Hrllllunt Piny.
Miss Fanny Davenport and her company
cave a gorgeous representation of "Gis
mouda" last night at the New .National
Theater. The postponement of the opening
night naturally made keener the desire of
her thousands of appreciative friends to
seo Miss Davenport again, and so her
reception "was flattering warm and en
thusiastic. There was nothing to complain of on that
6core, nor on any other. Sardou has written
a play in which the attractive personality
of Mi&s Davenport encases tj mmotrically
the great soul of his heroine. "Gismonda"
offers many opportunities for the display
of that intense emot on which this actress
knows so well how to portray. The rep
resentation "was all that the character de
manded; all that could therefore be desired.
The scenic accessories in "Gisnionda"
are magnificent, from the fine view of the
Acropolis and the landscape beyond to the
grand function in the Church of St. Mary,
at Athens. The scenes are nearly all on
classic ground, and the history that of the
time of the DuVes of Athens. The story is
full of human interest, andis well told.
Mr Melbourne McDowell Is the leading
man, as Almerto. He has a good part, which
Appeals strongly to the best sympathies
of an audience. There are twenty-seven peo
ple In the cast.
The play Is in fiv carts, but that Is not
too many.
"Gismonda" "took" well, and will un
doubtedly attract large houses throughout
the week.
Williams' Intentions "Uncertain.
Benjamin Williams, alias John Brown,
was charged in the police court yesterday
by Mr. Sbcller, of the drug firm of Sheller &
Stevens, and by head night clerk, Frank F.
Johnson, with petit larceny. Mr. John
sou stated that Williams has been making
light raids on the till and cigar case for
some time past, and Monday morning he
laid a little trap for him with the assist
ance of Policeman Schuyler, the latter in
citizens clothes making a purchase to the
cmount of two dollars, which he paid for
with two marked bills while Mr. John
eon was out of the room. Williams failed
to turn the money over, and was arrested.
Judge Miller decided that they had not
given the man time enough to make his In
tention of stealing the money apparent,
and dismissed the case.
Avoncer .Tones Hurt His Eyes Peeled.
William Jones, the "Avenger," known to
fame a6 the man who shot at Guiteau while
the latter was being taken to ja in the
van, during the famous trial, figured in
an episode at the AmericanHouselastnight,
during which an attempt was made to rob
him of his watch by Richard Burch. They
"were talking about Italian bands, it seems,
and Burch made two or three unsuccessful
attempts to sneak the watch from Jones
pocket, btit Jones had his eye on his prop
erty When Burch wont out Jones watched
him cuter a saloon, and notified Police
man Hamilton, who arrestcdhimandlocked
him up atNo. 6 police station, charged with
Drink Washington Brewery Company's
pure Cuamnagno Lager.
Horrible Dreams Disturb the Sleep of
the Accused Murderer.
Burins His Waking Honra Ho Is Calm, and
the Physicians Say It Is of the
Cold-blooded Degree.
San Francisco, April 1G. Theodore
Durant keeps his nerve under excellent con
trol. During his walking hours he gives
littlesign of trepidation e cr.when undergo
ing severe ordeals of examination and ac
cusation. His calmness Is characterized
as cold-blooded by physicians.
His slumbers, however, are not so peace
ful. Since his incarceration he has not
passed an hour in quiet sleep. When ho
closes his ejes he invariably becomes the
victim of nightmare and groans and cries in
His shrieks last night disturbed all the
occupants and gave color to the rumor that
the murderer had committed suicide. At
daybreak this morning he was bathed in
cold perspiration. Those who supposed
that after his agonizing dreams he would
make a confession to-day, were surprised
at his self-posfefsed demeanor arter he had
made his careful toilet. i
Evidently nothing was further from his
mind than to admit his guilt. To an As
sociated Press reporter he repeated his at
torney's caution to make no statement,
coupled with as wecplngdenial of the Charges
against him and a renewal of the protesta
tion of his innocence.
Last night Durantannounced he wouldnot
attend the coroner's inquest over the re
mains of Marian Williams. To-day he
reconsidered his resolution and concluded to
be present, dressing at the request of the
police in the garments he had -worn on tho
night Marian Williams was supposed tohave
been kiled.
The greatest bitterness is everywhere
manifested towards Durant and especially
by women. Many fashidnably attired
ladles sought permission to attend tho in
quest to-day.
Durant carried Into the inquest chamber a
book on medical jurisprudence, which he
affected to Tead. He held the book in his
left hand, but seldom turned a page. He
finally closed it and devoted his attention to
the testimony.
Many "Witnesses Testify That Sanford
Fired First.
Cincinnati, O., April 10. The trial of
State Senator William Goebel for killing
Col. John L. Sanford was held in Covington,
Ky., to-day before Judge Stephens, of Ken
ton county court. The charge -was man
slaughter. A great many witnesses were examined.
The predominant testimony was that San
ford accosted Goebel first and fired first.
Attorney General Hendricks was very posi
tive on this point and his testimony was
corroborated by many witnesses and contra
dicted by none. On the ground that Senator
Goebel acted in ficlf-defenBc he was ac
quitted and his case -was dismissed.
His rtemnins Taken to Richmond, Mo.,
"Where Tliey Will lo Interred.
Mr. Charles H. Mansur, assistant comp
troller of the Treasury Department, and for
merly a member of Congress from Missouri,
died at 7 o'clock yesterday morning at the
National Hotel. His death bad been ex
pected for about a week.
Mr. Mansur's remains will be taken to
Bichmoud, Mo., where tho interment will
take place. The funeral train left this city
at 3:40 yesterday afternoon.
Washington Athletic Club Bcnofit.
The Washington Athletic Club will give
an athletic exhibition for its own benefit
at its clubhouse on South Capitol, near
O streets, on Friday evening, this week.
The principal feature of the exhibition will
be the work of tho entire gymnasium class
of the Columbia Athletic Club, which with
Prof. Crossley has kindly volunteered its
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Ransom's Story Disci edited.
High officials of the government take no
Hansom's appointment as Minister to
Mexico was Ulegalundorthe constitution, be
cause tho compensation of the office was in
creased during his term as Senator.
Gibson Free From Prosecution.
It. L. Gibson, charged with embezzling
a small omountf rom Joseph H. Polkinhorn,
was given a hearing in the police" court
yesterday and Judge Miller dismissed the
Judge Bradley Mandamussed.
The Court of Appeals yesterday granted
a mandamus, compelling judge Bradley to
sign the bill of exceptions in the Maria Cole
will case.
Minister Dun Confirms the Report.
Secretary Gresbam late yesterday after
noon received a cablegram from Minister
Dun at Tokio, confirming the signing of the
peace convention between China and Japan.
SAM : "Don't you think
mm is. beck
Acquitted Her, Despite Evidence,
of Selling to Minors.
Two Young Men Under Twonty-ono Yoors of
Ago Testified That They Had Boen Sold
Liquor in Her Saloon "Witness Deckman
Saw Them Drink It Nothwithstanding
These Tacts the Jury Treed Her.
-Mrs. Christiana Beck, who conducts a
saloon and billiard-room on Louisiana
avenue, between Sixth and Seventh streets
northwest, was tried before a jury iti Judge
Miller's court, yesterday for ecling liquor
to minors, and acquitted.
Thecaso was workedup by Chief Detective
Ossie Klinger, of the Anti-saloon League,
who, because of his unpopularity -with tho
police court authorities, induced a man by
the name of Samuel W. Dcckman, acarpent er
of South Washington, to help him work up
the case and to swear out the informations.
It Is the Tirstcase the Anti-saloon League
has succeededm get ting before the cdurttand
a great deal of interest was manifested in
Mr. Dcckman testified that he has been
a member of the Jonndab Society for several
years, and does not drink. Ho met Mr.
Mr. Klinger on Pennsylvania avenue and
went with him to Mrs. Beck's placo, where
they watched the joung men play pool and
come in with Eeeral others and take a
When cross-examined witness said that he
swore to an infoimation charging that he
saw a minor by the name of Robert L.
Striker euter tho saloon and take a drink on
the night in question.
Lawyer Shillington for the defense de
clared that Striker was not a minor, nnd was
at that time in Florida.
Keegau was called to the stand and testi
fied, that he was nineteen years of age.
He said be has frequently bought drinks
and paid for them at Mrs. Beck's place.
W. L. Chapman, the other minor sum
moned, testified that he was under twenty
one years of age, and that he drank Uireo
beers in Mrs. Beck's place that night, but
that some one else paid for them.
Mrs. Beck testified that she had repeatedly
instructed her sons to be very careful about
such matters, and that no liquor was ever
sold to minors In her house if the fact that
they were minors was known.
After considerable argument on both
sides the Judge briefly instructed the jury
as to the law in the case, flaying that if
they believed the witnesses to be minors,
and that liquor was sold to them they must
find the defendant guilty.
After remaining out about three-quarters
of -an hour, the jury sent in a note
asking the court if they could consider the
intentions otthe defendant in the case.
Judge Miller gave them some further
Instructions in regard to the emphatic
character of the law, and after using up
about three more hours in laborious think
ing, they brought in a verdict of not guilty.
Policeman 3fohl Assaulted Again.
Policeman Mohl, of tho Fourth precinct,
who was the object of an onslaught Sunday
night by a gang of South Washington celeb
rities, was the victim of another attack
lastnight, in which his prisoner was rescued
and his badge torn off. An entertainment
was in progress at the colored church, corner
or fciixin ana ix streets, and to ouell a dls
order which had arisen inside Policeman
Mohl entered. The assenibiace resented
this outside Interference so warmly that
i-oitceman juoni almost limped. The man
whom he had arrested esc aped.
Bench Warrant for Alleged Burglars.
Bench warrants have been issued for
Desmond and Williams, based on the in
dictment found Monday by the grand Jury
against them, and should Judge Hughes
decide that Desmond Is illegally held bv
tbe Alexandria authorities and order his
release, be will be immediately rearrested
on the bench warrant, and requisition pa
pers wouia men onng mm nere. Judge
Hughes will hear arguments upon the an-
plicatlou for the writ of Habeas curpus at
isorioik to-aay.
4 o t
Spurks Flow Outward to TJnrn.
Early yesterday morning fire broke out
In the house of Mr. Frank. Morgan, No.
1408 Bacon street, caused by a spark
flying from an open grate. The damage
amounted to about $500, fully insured.
Defective Stdro In the Hospital.
Dense smoke issuing from tho amphi
theater in which the clinics arc-held at
Freedman's Hospital caused an alarm of
fire to be turned in from box 284: last
night. No. 7 engine company responded,
butdiscovered thatthe smoke was caused by
a defective stove.
Brink Washington Brewery Company's
pure Chanapagne Lager,
It about time that you should do something about this?"
His Arrival Is Made the Occasion of
a Holiday.
The Captain General Given an Enthusiastic
Reception in Santiago do Cuba.
Understands tho Situation.
Santiago de Cuba, April 16. A few
minutes before 5 o'clock this afternoon
tho distinct booming of guns was heard
to the south, and all the residents of this
city knew that Capt. Gen. Martinez de
Campos was passing in by the Castillo
del Morro, which guards tho water ap
proach to this city, and which was saluting
the "Pnclficadoor de Cuba."
At 5:20 the steamer on which he had
traveled with Cuimauera turned the
sharp bend in the bay and appeared to
the immense crowd that lined the shore
in front of the city.
All places of business were closed and the
town wore a holiday appearance. The
Btrects, particularly those in the vicinity
of the plaza, opposite which the palace
of the governor of the province is situ
ated, were crowded with ladle's, a moat
unusual thing at that early hour.
As Marshal de Cwjjpos was driven slowly
up the rather steep street that leads
to the plaza the crowd greeted him with
enthusiastic' cheer? and accUimcd him as
"the noble peacemaker."
The arrival of Marshal de Campos has
caused great rejoicing in all classes of so
ciety, for they are cpnfident that he will
restore peace in the Island In a short time.
He knows perfectly well the difficulties he
is bound to meet with, but it is believed that
with his thorough knowledge of Cuban
character, gained by his former experience
in the Island, he will lie nble'to grasp the
critical situation and prevail upon the rebels
to withdrawor drive them from the field.
Havana, April 16. Francisco Carrlllo,
an American citizen, who was arrested in
February at Remedios, was brought yes
terday to the fortress of San Carlos de Laca
bana, across the bay front the city of
Missouri's WnoleHnlo E-vecutlOn of Three
White nml Fonr Colored Men.
Jefferson City, Mo., April 16. Unless
Gov. Stone interferes seven, men will be
hanged in this State Saturday. They are
Jacob Heinz, Henry Kaiser, James Murray
and W. H. Taylor, In St. Louis; John Burrles,
alias Joseph Dusty, in St. Joseph; Edward
Murray, in Gasconade County, and James
Crisp, in Webster County.
A delegation of St. Louis women waited
on Gov. Stone today in the interest of
Heinz and Kaiser, but received no words of
encouragement. Later in the day C. T.
Nolnnd, attorney for Taylor, filed papers
asking clemency for hiscllent. j-
It is expected the Governor will deter
mine the fate of all the condemned men
tomorrow. The two Murrays, Taylor and
Burrics are negroes.
Golilen Cross Grand Commandery.
The Grand Commandery of the United
Order pf the Golden Cross resumed its ses
sion last night at their hall, 316 Pennsyl
vania avenue southeast, Grand Commander
W. G. Perry presiding.
Nearly the whole time of tho meeting was
occupied in the discussion of numerous
amendments to the constitution of the
Grand Commandery, offered by Past Grand
Commander Ehle. The whole matter was
finally referred to the committee on laws,
with instructions to report at the next ses
sion. The report of the committee on laws relat
ing to tho Eenlor class came up as unfinished
business. The report advised against any
further efforts in the reopening of the
senior class matter at this time. A minority
report recommended tho reduction of rates
for the senior class.
Merohnntrcelseckor Arrested.
Mr. Ernest G. Kelsecker, a butter mer
chant, was arrested last night by Police
man Brown and locked up atNo. 1 station
house, charged with disorderly conduct.
The arrest grew out of a dispute with his
wife about some furniture. The two have
been separated for some time, and last
night Mr. Kcisecker went to the house now
occupied by his wifo to get some furniture,
which ho claimed belonged to him. They
had a dispute about it, during which some
of the furniture was smashed, and Mrs.
Kcisecker called In Policeman Brown.
Kcisecker left $5 collateral at the station
'house. "
nendorsonThreatcnodtoKilt Himself.
Frederick Henderson, white, nineteen
years old, was arrested lastnight by Po
licemen Williams and Bqycfc and lockod
up at No. 1 station house charged with
suspicion. Henderson was either intoxi
cated or demented, and when the policemen
saw him ho had a penknife in his hand
and threatened to take his life. He will
beheld for a medical examination.
Cruelly Dent Ills Horse.
Charles Ross was locked up at No. 8
station last night on the charge of cruelly
beating his horse. He was later released
on $10 collateral to appear ill police court.
Drink Washington Brewery Company's
pure Champagne Lager,
Fata! Shooting Affray Between
. Colored Men at Bennings.
Ho Had Previously Emptied Eia Revolver at
Anderson Franklin, but Without Effect.
The latter Escaped but Thoy Met Again
and Scott's Body Was Almost Perforated
by Balls Franklin Kakes Hb Escape.
The usually quiet and peaceful community
of Benning's was thrown into a state of
intense excitement last night over the prob
ably fatal shooting of Edward Scott, col
ored, by Anderson Franklin, also colored.
The affair took place shortly after 9 o'clock
in the rear of the church at Benning's,
Scott receiving two bullet wounds justabove
the left nipple.
The shooting is the outcome of zTrecent
quarrel between the two men, and was pre
ceded by a meeting about 3 o'clock yester
day, during which Scott, It is alleged,
fired several shots at Franklin, boring three
bullet holes through his coat.
Both of tho men have been, until very
recently-, employed as stablemen by Mr.
Charles McVey, owner of stable No. 8 at
the Benning's track.
A few days ago, however, Scott went
off and got drunk, and when he returned to
work, after sobering up, he was told that
his services were no longer required. He
at once suspected that Franklin had told
Mr. McVey of his spree, and blamed him
for tho discharge.
The two had several wordy battles
about it. but no serious trouble arose be
tween them until yesterday, when they
met in the afternoon. Scott again charged
rrauklin with being responsible, for his
discharge, and during the altercation
emptied his revolver at him. It is
claimed that he then returned home and re
filled his gun and startec? out again for
The two finally met behind the church,
about 9 o'clock, when the quarrel was re
newed, and Franklin discharged his re
volver with probably fatal effect.
A large crowd assembled, and the most
intense excitement prevailed for a while.
A search was immediately started for
Franklin, but he was nowhere to bo found.
In the meantime police headquarters had
been notified, the police ambulance was
sent from No. 2 police station to bring
Scott to a city hospital.
Dr. Branshaw had been summoned im
mediately after the shooting occurred,
and ho attended to the wounded man as
well as he was able until the ambulance ar
rived. Scott was taken to Providence Hospital,
where it was found that the two bullets
had penetrated his left lung, going almost
through the body. His conditiou was re
garded as very critical, and it was not
thought he could lie through the night.
Franklin was still at largo at an early
hour this morning, although a description
of him was sent to all the stations in this
city and Auacostia, with instructions to
look out for and arrest him. He cau not
havo gone far, however, and will prob
ably be taken into custody to day.
A. r. A. Element Defeated In Ttnckford.
Temperance "Victories.
Chicago, April 16. Municipal elec
tions were held at many points in Illinois
to day. No particular significance at
taches to any of them .except at Rock
ford, where tho A. P. A. made a bitter
fight, but wero defeated, and at Mount
Vernon, where the "saloon" party elected
their candidate for mayor and three of the
four aldermen.
In Champaign, Evanston, Elgin, Kan
kakee, Spring Valley, Alton, Decatur,
Peoria, and Cairo tho" Republicans elected
t)w majority of their candidates. In
Efeeport and Streator the Democrats were
y Independent movements carried the day
n Aurora, Galena, and Monmouth. In a
large number of the smaller cities politics
cut no figure, license being the question.
The temperance element carried the day
in all but five of the towns and several
voted. to go completely "dry."
Harvard University TJ-terciscs.
The class of '95 of the Howard Univorsity
Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical de
partments will hold its commencement ex
ercises at tho Congregational Church on
Friday evening, tho 19th Instant, when an
unusually interesting order of exercises
will be observed. The address to graduates
will be delivered by Prof. Robert Reyburn,
A. M , M. D., and Dr. J. E. Rankin, presl
dent of the University, will confer the da.
grees. The medical graduates numbeY
twenty-two, the class in pharmacy, ten.
Drink Washington Brewery Company's
pure Champagne Lager.
Dr. Hammond's Testimony Concerning
the Murderer.
The Accused Claims That He Was Uncon
scious from Epilopsy When Ha
Killed Ei3 Wife.
Napoleon Bonaparte and Julius Caesar,
said Dr. William A. Hammond on the stand
yesterday as an insanity expert in the
Taylor murder trial, were both subject
to epileptic fits. No proof of insanity was
to be inferred from this condition.
He explained the difference between
sane and insane delusions as dependent
upon the possibility of expelling them by
reasoning based on facts. When asked
by Mr. Birney whether a man who be
lieved he had seen a- woman turn to a wolf
must be insane he answered briskly.
"No, sir, he might simply be an ass."
For a man to believe In witches and that
he had- seen the strange things reported
in Maasachusetts and elsewhere in Colonial
days he said did not show insanity in that
day, but similar hallucinations held cow
He said he had no belief m emotional In
sanity, but epilepsy renders its victims pe
culiarly liable to be overcome by passion.
Such a person will suddenly say to the man
next him, "Get out of my way, or 111
kill you," and if he is not obeyed will exe
cuto his threat. When he returns to con
sciousness he may know nothing of what
he has done.
Upon the hypothetical case presented by
Judge Barrett he said the sufferer was in
sane, but from a partial examination of
Taylor he considered him sane. Still, Taylor
might be sane, yet In an unconscious and
irresponsible condltion.caused by epilepsy,
might have shot his wife.
Taylor himself testified as to his being
hurt when a boy, and his epileptic fits.
At the time of the tragedy he was driving a
bakery wagon, going out at 2.30 a m
On this morning he returned at 4 o'clock.
He started to tell of the indications that
made him suspect his wife's fidility, but Mr.
Birney objected, and was sustained. The
defense noted an exception.,, He tried to
finish his delivery route, but returned at B
o'clock and called his wife. Talking with
her of what he had Eeen at 4 o'clock, he
suddenly became greatly depressed and was
seized with a desire to end his life. He
picked up his pistol, and, pointing it at his
breast, fired. His wife seized hi taim as
he attempted to fire again.
He became unconscious and when he was
himself again his wife was standing before
him telling him not to shoot himself as she
was not much hurt. He heard only one
pistol shot. He-aevotedly loved his wife
and had no thought of killing her.
Town Council Decides That I.ndy Blcy
clers Must Not Wear Tbem rnblloly.
Kansas City, Mo., April 16. An ordi
nance is to be introduced at the next meet
ing of the Westport councU by Alderman T.
H. Wheeler which will doubtless create con
sternation in the ranks of women who ride
It provides that the wearing of bloomers
on thestreetsoC Westport shall beprohibited.
Westport is a residence town where many
society people live. Bicycling lately has be
come quite the rage, and within the past
few weeks a great many bloomers have been
seen there.
Many of the council members are stick
lers for dresi,, and are decidedly opposed
to the bloomer craze,
And 2fow n I'ensncoln Wife Wants Legal
Pensacola, Fla., April 16. George Zurich,
a prominent business man, skipped outlast
night, leaving a large number of creditors.
His wife and creditors are bemoaning his
departure. Yesterday he transferred his
business and his country vUIa to Charles
Mrs. Zurich informed an Associated Pres3
reporter that she would begin legal pro
ceedings to-day concerning the transfer and
thatne leitherto roiiowanother woman.
"Will of Charles Sumner's TJutler.
Dr. Charles B. Purvis, of No. 1118 Thir
teenth street northwest, is executor under
the will of Francis Mason, who dhed
April 10. Mr. Mason was at one time
butler in the family of the late Charles
Sumner. Tho wdl, dated June, 1894,
distributes about 2,000 to Rachel Mason,
a sister of the testator, Mrs. Bennett,
Mrs. Marshall, Miss Spear, Mr. Craig,
Mrs. Brooks, and an old lady who was
attentive to hn in his closing days.
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Her Paushters to ShnroEqunlly.
The will of Jane E. Slaiam, who died
March 24 last, was filed yesterday. It
is dated November 23, 1892. Her
daughters, Emma H. and Clara Slamm,
are to have all her property In equal shares
till one dieB or marries when her share goes
to me omer. ir Dotn should marry the
property then remaining is to be distri
buted in three equal shares to the daugh
ters and Addison Slamm, a son. Emma
It Slamm is made executrix.
He Claims to Have Been in the Metropolis
and Boasts the 2few York Police His
Feat Were Sore and He Went to a Hos
pital to Have Them Treated Complains
of Harsh Treatment at the Asylum.
Weehawken, N. J., AprU 16. After five
days and a- few hours of dearly bought
liberty, Oliver Curtis Perry, the daring
train robber, who escaped with four others
from the Mntteawan Insane Asylum last
Wednesday night, was captured at an
early hour this morning, after an incessant
search, and Is-now aprisoner in the Hudson
county Jail, awaiting a requisition for his
removal to the New York institution.
Although he kept sullenly silent for over
eight hours, a few minutes after he ac
knowledged his identity to Chief of Police
Kelly, and gave a vivid description of bia
escape and subsequent wanderings to a
score of reporters at the police station
He was very reticent as to his exact
movements after he left the asylum and
fenced carefully with every question asked
as to who befriended Mm during-his five
days flight.
Tho place where he was caught Is on the
banks of the Hudson river about a quarter
of a mile below the elevated structure
leadlns to El Dorado, and on the line of
the West Shore road.
About 4 o'clock this morning Detective
Edward Clifford, who is employed on the
West Shore road, and Police Officer Mc
Alesr, of Weehawken, were at the West
Shore railroad depot and their attention was
attracted by two small bonfires down the
track at the place indicated above.
McAleer was in uniform. Clifford and he
walked briskly toward the spot, and when
they were within a hundred yards of the
fires thy saw four tramps sitting at one
fire, which was level with the track, and
three otijersssandtDg around the other blaze,
which was about twenty yards further up
the bluff.
Thfiuau who wasstandingblghestup.and
whoafterwards proved to be themuch-soeght
for fugitive, attracted the attenion of
the officers.
He was dressed In a very weather-beaten
dark suit and wore a dirty fawn-colored so ft
hat. His coat was tucked in under bis trou
sers, and his suspenders were on the out
side The officers hailed the men, but re
ceived no reply.
Ttwn Clifford got nearer and beckoned to
Perry with bis finger, iadteatlag that he
should come to them. Perry sliouted:
"If you wantme.youlthavetoeateteme."
He started to run up and arross the bluff,
which Is covered with bouldera and shrub
bery. McAleer ran after b1m. After running
about 300 feet Perry fell and roiled down
about twenty feet, and McAleer eaahtblm
and brought him down to the railroad track.
Clifford then seized bun and said
"Now, Perry,yourethcman wewant."
The officers were not quite sore that he
was the right man. As they walked toward
the police station Perry said his name was
John Martin, and that be was walling to
jump on a tram for Newborg Clifford was
deaf to ail the prisoner's entreaties to let
him go.
"I did nothing wrong," sold he; "I am a
tramp, but I'll cut wood for you or do any
honest work you ask of me if you don't
put me behind the bars again."
This was the first inkling he gave as to
his being in prison before. When the two
arrived at the police station Perry was
turned over to Roundsman Berse and
lockKl up under the name of John Martin.
Nothing was found on him except a piecs
of newspaper.
Chief of Police Kellv was sent for, and
Immediately dispatched word to Matte
awan, as well as Supt. Byrnes in New
York, that a man resembling Perry had
been arrested. Perry was given plenty
to eat and drink, but he sulked in silence,
in his ceil until 1 o'clock in the afternoon.
He then sent for Chief Kelly and ad
mitted his identity He was brought be
fore Justice Kyer, who cemmittted him
to prison awaiting requisitions.
In the meantime the police station and
the streets adjoining were crowded with
thousands of curious people who came
long distances to see the prisoner, but tho
only glimpse of him the most of them got
was when he was hustled into a carriago
in custody of the chief and drrn to tho
A few minutes after he was sent away
Keeper James Coyle, of the Matteawan
Asylum, arrived ou a train from Newburg,
where he had been hunting for Perry, and
Coyle hastened to the prison in order to
identify him. Covie is the keeper who cap
tured McGuirc and O'Donnell last weelc
A short time after he had confessed to
Chler Kelly, reporters were admitted to
see Perry. The latter was brought out oC
his cell and sat ou the sill of a heavily
barred window while he told his story.
He spoke very intelligently and showed
no signs of insanity. His deep set eyes were
the only features which showed that he
was a desperate fellow.
"We were confined," he began, "In tfio
isolation building up at the asylum, and
there are two locks, an upper and a lower
one. on the door of each cell. There is also
a peep hole covered with a. wire screen
on tho outside, through which, the keepers
look in at us.
"On last Wednesday night one of the men
cut the wire of the peep hole and then
opened the locks. Between 8 and 9 Mc
Guirc let us all out, having unlocked tho "
"When the guard came aloDg and was
just in front of my door I Jumped out and
grabbed him by the throat and choked him.
He shouted twice, but I told him to keep
quiet. He didn't seem to know whether
I was fooling or not, as I had told them
frequently on previous occasions that I
would choke him.
"Two of tho other 'cranks held his
hands and we bound his arms. I took
his alarm whistle away. We then left the
isolaie-werd and walked into the chapel.
There were five of us. It was our intention
to go to the roof by wy of the attic,
but when we got there we had no key.
"There Is a long ladder in the chapel
used for stage purposes when they have
plays there, and it reached to the roof.
We climbed this and broke out way through
-the coiling: of the chapel into tho attic,
where the in indows are not barred.
"We wentthrough ono of them and walked
along the edge of tho roof until we came
to the water spouts. I selected one of
tho strongest to climb down, es the other
four fellows were heavier. I reached the
ground first, and as wo had made no
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