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SATURDAY EiENING, AUGUST 81,
VOL. 1. 2fO. 24.
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WASHiyGTOlSr, p. a,
Great Britain Still Up to Her Old
Tricks in the Orient.
LIBERAL PARTY WRANGLE
Politics mid Yachting Divide the Brlt
Isli Mlud Great Record of I'rlnce
of Wale' Bout Hrltunnla Lorlmer
"Visits GludMone and Soys He Is
In Perfect Ilenlth.
London, Aug, 31. Since n hurriedly con
vened cabinet council was held In the room
of the Right lion. A. J. Balfour, first lord
of the treasury, on Wednesday night sensa
'tlonal rumors have sent a British fleet to
Bcsika Bay, created, demonstrations in the
Bosphorus and attributed to ltussla and
Trance a variety of treacherous plottlnjjs
Semi-official information has partly con
firmed the Marquis of Salisbury's brief
statement yesterday in the House of Lords
that it "was Trance and China that had en
gaged chiefly the attention of the cabinet;
The question of the Mekong Itlver, to which
the" prime minister referred, has no spe
cial urgency, but the active attempt of Rus
sia, supported by France and favored at
Fckln.tooust Sir Robert Hart fromthecon
trol of the Chinese customs and replace him
with Russian and Trench officials, de
manded ihc immediaie Intervention of the
BrilWi foreign office
The Government had been warned by
private, unofficial adices from Peklu and
Shanghai that Sir Roberts' dismissal was
Imminent. Dispatches from the British
Minister at I'ckln confirmed the fact that
.Inimical measures, giving Russia control
of the customs were threatened. It is un
derstood that the Cabinet has decided to
Interpose In the matter.
Nothing authentic has transpired con
cerning the relations between England and
Turk"-, except that the Marquis of Salis
bury continues a show of concert wilt
Russia and France. If the prime minister
suspects that these powers are secretly in
spiring their agents. covertly to intrigue
against Great Britain, no known Instruc
tions to Sir rtillip Curne, the British Am
baesador to Turkey, indicate that he is
Strong underhand influences are being
exerted to bal the projected, eonfennce
of the National Liberal Club. The pres
ent Liberal managers Insist that if the
party must be reorganized the proposal
ought to originate with the National Lib
eral Federation. The political committee
of the club, all the members of which are
members of the federation, do not care
with whom the proposal originates, hi
demand a strong representative congress
on the condition of the party.
Sir William Vernon llarcourt advices
a postponement of the conference on the
ground that at present it would do more
harm than good. 'The Speaker sajs that
the men calling it have no authority in the
ranks of the party, and that later a repre
sentative gathering will be called to dis
cuss a reorganization, not a cbauge of.
leadership. Nevertheless, it is likely that
the conference will be held, as all the re
sponses received from Liberal associations
throughout the country approve the project.
A bitter cry conies from the Lancashire
cotton manufacturers, who have become
tfifcillusioned In regard to conservative
ejection promises to abolish the cotton
duties in India. Lancashire added four
teen to Lord Salibury's majority, be
lieving that these duties would be swept
away. Lord George Hamilton attacked
tbem in a memorable debate in March.
But now that Lord George is secretary
of state for India, he declines to pledge
himself to anything until he has consulted
the government of India, to which he for
warded all Lancashire memorials. The
Indian government, recently rejccjidipg-j
to some of these raemortllBrucclared that
the cotton djiilisTare absolutely essential,
jU)dLord"George will now let the promises
The withdrawal of Mr. Justin McCarthy
from the leadership of his party after the
Parliamentary recess, is definitely decided
npon. He will meet his party at the
opening of the next session, determined
to resign. During the recess the struggle
over the election of his successor will be
Mr Gerald Bairour, the chief secretary
for Ireland, has arranged to make a tour
of. the poorer districts of Ireland during
the parliamentary recess with the view
of learning the State of the country.
The Prince of Wales' cutter Britannia
fcas gone into winter quarters at Cowes.
The Prince has ordered that she be made
ready for n cruise in the, Mediterranean
In the epring. The yacht's record in Bri
tish waters is remarkable, as she captured
32 prizes in the 39 races In which she
started. The Yachtsman expresses regret
that most of the races were with the
Ailsa only. It rays that it is likely that
the Satanita, which is cow for rale, will
reappear next year. The same paper holds
that the Valkyrie III., properly sailed,
would have shortened the Britannia's
record It still doubts the success of the
Yalkyrio III. against the Defender, in
Tiew of the sbort'rpace of time given the
English Iwat to refit, and fays the "hanky
panky attending all the America's cup
contests ought to make the odds 15 to 11
on the Defender." The Yachtsman's
sneer has no effect on the betting here.
As yet there is no accurate record of bet
ting, but the reliance in general that the
Talkyrlo will -receive absolutely fair
An interview was had yesterday with
R. L. Spicer, secreary of the Minima Yacht
Club, which will be represented In the
contest for the International trophy offered
by tlio Seawanliaka Corinthian Yacht Club
by J. Art hum Brand's Spruce TV. Mr. Spi
cer suited that lie had Just received a coni;
tnuunlcatlon, stating that all arrangements
had teen made for the contest, and that
iverythlng had passed off In the friendliest
planner. He said that the committee of the
latlsfactory. Mr. Brand, he said, was an
ardent yachtsman, and was full of hope for
success. Mr. Spicer declined to express an
opinion as to the relative chances of the
British aDd American representatives, but
atthosametlme was confldentthathis Amer
ican opponents would concede to Mr. Brand
fair play, and all the Justice that could 1-e
conceded to him In English waters.
PHQF. LODGE'S MISSION.
Prof, L, i. Lodge, of the Smithsonian
Institution, Is hero from a tour of Holland,
Franco and Belgium. Be will return
America on tljo Etrur)a, whjcliEalhi on J
September 7. Tic has been executing a
commission from the Columbian Univer
sity, and has been making"' researches
for a history of French philosophy, col
lecting rare works and gleaning data
from old manuscripts, of which he said ho
had found n new bearing on his subject
of date prior to the origin of printing. He
has !cen engaged on his work four years
and vpects to publish the first part as a
treatise on Descartes, about a year hcnciT
In Boston. He has made extensive pur
chases for his private library, which he
thinks Is now the most complete and the
richest in books of French philosophy that
exists in the United States.
Dr. Lorinier, of Boston, sails on the
Lucania to-day. His popularity has In
i reascd oery Sunday that he has preached,
lie conducted a farewell service in Dr.
Pentecost's Church, .and at lis conclusion
many members of the congregation crowded
forward toshake hands with him, expressing
regret at his deiurture, nndsaylng that tlicy
would look forward eagerly to his re2"
turn next year. Dr. Lorlmcr visited Mr.
Gladstone, and afterward expressed sur
prise at the nged statesman's vigor, saying
that he ought to live for years and, could
still surpass many younger statesmen 1
the direction of public affairs.
Miss Craiglc, more widely known by
her pen name of John Oliver Hobbcs, denies
the report that she Is engaged to be married
to George Moore, the novelist.
Among the saloon passengers on the
steamer New i'ork, which sails to day,
are Sir Henry Irving, Miss Ellen Terry,
C. J. Abud, J udge Daly, ex-Speaker Charles
F. Crisp and son, II. C. Frlcfc, and family.
Judges S. P. Tuck-and E. II. Adams, Miles
Ross and Mrs. C. F. Berwind.
The Normannia, which sailed jestcrday,
takes Gustav Amberg and Marie E. Engle.
Mr. Amberg goes to arrange a tour fur the
Schilersee Company. Among the passen
gers on the Latin are Joel I). Ehrhardt,
Nat Goodwin, Florence Lev-, the Rev. F.
II. Moore and Dr. Gilst.1v Seliginann and
FULL REPORT ON OUTRAGES
Complete Work of the English Com
mitte of Investigation.
"Undoubted Proof Unit the Turkish
Government Intends to Bullish.
the Persecute! People.
London, Aug. 31. The Duke of Westmin
ster, who Is vice chairman of the English
committee formed for the relief of the Ar
menians from outrages at the hands of the
Turks, received to-day. full reports show
ing the inhumanity of the Turkish offi
cials at Sabsoun, who have put every possi
ble obstacle in the way of the distribution
of food, clothing, medicine and other forms
of relief among the starving Armenians.
The reports received by the Duke assert
that many Armenians are dying each day
because of the systematic cruelties prac
ticed by the Turkish officials In the respects
Urgent representations have been for
warded to Lord Salisbury of the need of the
immediate application of a large nuasurc
of relief, and alleging that the Turkish of
ficials complained of are acting in accord
ance with the policy of the Porte, which
comprehends the extermination of the re
maining Armenian fugitives.
OCEAN L1XEHS HACE.
Louis mid the Victoria Try Con-
elusions to Qua rant Inc.
New York, Aug. 31. There was an inter
esting race between the America nlincsteam
cr St. Louis and the Hamburg-American
line steamer Augusta Victoria for the
last 100 miles of tlio passage from South
ampton. The St. Louis overhauled the
German boat, and at 12.5:! a. m. both ves
sels crossed the bar.
The American liner was some lengths
ahead when the race ended atjnuaratitfUeT
Through a mistake, tlio,Ahgusta Victoria
was bn.i.nlt'i nTi cleared first by the health
oTfieer, and started for her pier half jin
bour liefore the St. Louis. The passengers
on the latter were indignant.
It is said that the steering gear of the
St. Louis gave out when she was ncarlng
Sandy Hook, and It was necessary to steer
the ship Willi her twin propellers for a
time. The ship's officers refused to con
firm or deny this story, but a number of
passengers spoke positively about It. The
steering gear was evidently all right when
the steamer left quarantine.
MOHE HOLMES EVIDENCE.
Howard Pltczel's lllcyelo Found In the
Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 31. Before
leaving for Philadelphia yesterday Detec
tive Gcycr and Inspector Gary located
the places where Bolmes bought the second-hand
furniture and the stove which
he left in the Irvington cottage. Tlio
drayman who hauled the goods to Irving
ton was 1 oca ted, and the men who had deal
ings with Holmes identify his picture as
being the photograph of the mad who bought
Further digging in the Irvington cot
tage cellar brought up a five-gallon oil
can and a little toy bicycle, which the boy
was seen playing with at the cottage.
The druggist who sold Holmes chloro
form Is also located. Holmes' handwrit
ing appears on two prescriptions at Dr.
Wright's drug store at Rural and Washing
BIO IXSTJHAXCn SUIT.
Eighteen Companies Sued by a Lum
Oshkosh, Wis., Aug. 31. The John K
Davis Lumber Company, of Phillips, Wis.;
has brought suits aggregating $00,000
against eighteen Insurance companies. The
company's plant, with nearly every build
ing In the town, was burned last year. The
majority of companies Involved paid the
Eighteen companies, however, protested
payment ontheground that the policies had
been ordered 'canceled. The lumber con
cern acknowledges that It had received
notice of cancellation, but It claims that
the fire occurred within the five days for
merly allowed by law as the period of no
tification which rauBt be given to the In
sured before the policy Is annulled.
Mr. Lnniont Goes Away.
Secretary Lamont left Washington foi
New York to-day to spend a few days with
his mother. He Is expected to return by
Tnesday next. Monday being a legal holi
day, the Department will be closed.
Extra tor Labor Day.
Steamer Richmond -will leave same as
Fourth-olass Postmasters and
the Civil Service.
EFFORT IN THAT DIRECTION
Paper to Ho Started, Sanctioned by
the Administration, to Test tbo
Sense of the Country on the Plan,
now It Ik Hognrded Seventy Thou
and Men Affected.
A well-equipped and thorouglUy organized
movement, having for its object the placing
of all fourth class postmasters In the classi
fied service. Is now approaching maturity in
On September 1, or as soon thereafter as
possible, a paper will be issued here, ex
clusively devoted to advocating the extcn-
slfl -of clvIL-servtce-regiilallons to the
more than 70,000 Federal officeholders
who occupy the minor positions within the
gift of the Postofflce Department.
Considerable secrecy Is thrown arounc"
the first Issue of the paper. The names of
those who will be Immediately in charge
of Its management havenot as yet been made
public, but It is understood that the pro
jectors are on friendly terms with the Ad
ministration, and will bo given every op
portunity, so far as the higher officials are
concerned, to establish and attain the ob
ject of its origination.
There has from time to time been sug
gestions relative to embracing fourth-class,
postmasters under the classified service,
and the only reason that has delayed such
action Is the fact that those to be affected
by such action have given no Indication
of their willingness to have the change made.
It has been the policy. of Mr. Cleveland
to refrain from Issuing an official order
extending the protection of the civil serv
ice to any class of Federal employes until
they have made a formal request to that
effect. This was exemplified In the almost
unanimous movement of the Government
Printing Office employes asking that they
WAITING FOR THE WORD.
Hence, it is held, that the President is
only awaiting an expression of a desire
on the part of the fourth-class postmasters
to receive similar treatment, when an or
der will bo Issued.
This is said to be the primary reason
for the establishment of a paper devoted
to this particular question. It will edu
cate the fourth-class postmasters as to
the benefits and desirability of civil
service and incidentally organize them
into a compact body which will eventually
take action expressing the conviction that
they should be included in the classified
service. This would afford the President
the opportunity he seeks of acting In the
matter, and at the same time have it
satisfactory to the employes involved.
The present movement, if successful, will
be by all odds the most Important victory
ever won by the advocates of civil service
as applied to tho various branches of the
government. .The number of employes in
volved Is far in excess of 'those affected
by any order heretofore issued. As a po
litical weapon the fourth-class postmas
ters have always been regarded as the most
Important placed In the hands of a party.
They extend to every village, hamlet, and
cross roads In the United States and are
able to perform missionary work" that
must otherwise remain undone. Their
Influence, especially in remote and Inac
cessible 'sections, of the country, can
hardly be overestimated.
THESE WILL FAVOR IT.
The fact Is accepted without argument
that tbey will be practically unanimous
hi their advocacy of having themselves
protected by the classifies? service. They
will be stimulated by a natural desire to
remain In office unless removed for cause,
and It will matter little whether the or-,
lice receipt amount to 2 cents or" $700.
THREE MEN IN A. BOAT.
Say Nothing of Thurber.
Local feuds, petty ambition", the in
herent desire to retain ever tiling and re
linquish nothing, will urge them to fight
for perpetuity In power if ft. can be ob
tained. Those who affect to see a Occp-lald po
litical move in even the mos. trivial and
ordinary occurrences bellene that the
placing of more than 70.0O"jfourth-ciass
postmasters will go a long way toward
bolstering up any movement-looking to a
third Presidential term either for Mr.
Clevekind or any one that may come after
him. In any event it Is certain that such
action will not be long deferred. With
the whisky gaugers and similar employes
In the internal revenue already under
civil service regulations, the removal of
fourth-class postmasters from politics will
be either a great boon for the party that
accomplishes It or a boomerang that will
eventually recoil upon the principle of
civil sen ice with more or less disastrous
FRESH TROOPS FROM SPAIN
Havana Decorated in Honor of Their
Arrival Number NotStatedi
Shnrp Guerrilla "Warfare in Several
Prov luces, Iteports of Which Have
n Strong Spanish Shndlng.
Havana, Aug. 31. A dispatch from
Santa Clara says that Col. Palanca, with
his command, has had sharp battles with
the rebel hands under Suarez ai d Zayas at
Cariblanca. The rebels were dispersed
and their camp captured. Their loss is un
the fleeing Insurgents.
A dispatch from Itemcdlos says a squad
of Havana volunteers detailed to protect a
plantation at Convcnio yesterday capture!
eight rebel negroes of the doss called "pla
teados." The steamer Cataluna arrived here this
morning with fresh troops from Spain. The
city was decorated In honor of her arrival.
A dispatch from Santa Clara sajs that
Lieut. Cobos, who, with his command, is
detached at Mata, learned that on August
28 a band of rebels attacked a planta
tion at Macagua. Coboslmmedlately start
ed for the plantation wlttr seventeen men,
and on the way met a force of 300 rebels
under the leadership of Bermudcz. A
stubborn fight ensued, in which Lieut.
Cobos and fourteen of his men were killed.
Later San Quintin's force arrived on the
scene. The rebels fled, and; San Qulntin
started in pursuit of them.. ,
A band of 200 rebels surprised the post
of the civil guard at Mordao on August
29. The guards were supported by "volun
teers enlisted from that locality, but
through the treachery or ,lhese volunteers
the rebels were enabled to penetrate the
fortifications. Two of the guards were
killed and four wounded. One of the latter,
the sergeant In command, 'is very seriously
The rebels captured all of the civil
guards' ammunition, provisions,. &c , am1,
burned the fort. Troops have been sent la
pursuit of them.
Cases of Itlfles and Cartridges Seized
New York, Aug..31j-The nerald's spe
cial cable from .Nassau, Nf P., sajs:
Five cases or rifles and fifty-eight cases
and five kegs of cartridges have been
seized here.'It Is bellevM thatall were
intended foriiban revolut'oulsts.
The cases and kegs jrcre marked "A.
Miami, Florida." TbHi's partly obliterated
and the name Key WesF tras'aaded. The
seizure" was made by the. customs authori
Extra for Labor Day.
Steamer Richmond will leave same as
regulaxschedule.Oa.m.-1' . ;
Extensive Work Mapped Out By
Him For Fall and Winter.
WILL VISIT NEW OELEANS
His Eminence "Will ln-September At
tend n Meeting of the TJnHerMty
Board of Directors and Will Then
Take Himself to Far Awny Santa
Fe to Confer the Pallium.
Baltimore, Aug. 31. Cardinal Gibbons
this morning closed the six days' retreat
of the secular clergy at St. Mary's Serai
nary. To-morrow his Eminence will Install
his late private secretary. Father Whelan,
as the pastor of St. Mary's Star or the Sea
Church, South Baltimore.
The cardinal has many engagements for
the fall and winter, and the indications
are that he will be away from home most
or the time between now and the Christ
mas holidays. He will spend a few days at
Cape May as the guest- or Mr. Cockroft
Thomas. Toward the end of September his
Eminence will attend the annual meeting
or the board or directors of the Catholic
University nt Washington, of which he Is
the chancellor, after which he will dedi
cate and open the McMahon Hall of Philos
ophy, or secular college, on Us grounds
about October 1.
WORK AT SANTA FE.
Almost Immediately afterward be will
visit the distant See of Santa Fe, New
Mexico, to confer the pallium or badge of
metropolitan rank upon its ruler. Most Rev.
Placidus Chapelle, I). D formerly a priest
or Baltimore and Washington, on Octo
Before going to Santa Fe the cardinal
has been asked to open the "Eucharistic
League Congress," which meets in Wash
ington early next October, and should his
other engagements permit, he will sing
pontifical mass at St. Patrick's Church,
Tenth and G streets northwest, on the
firstmorning or the convention. Its session
will be held at the Catholic Dniersity,
where solemn benediction or the blessed
sacraments will be given each afternoon
during its continuance.
VISIT AT NEW ORLEANS.
After bestowing the long-deferred
"pallium," or symbol or authority upon
Archbishop Chapelle, whom the cardinal
consecrated bishop at the Cathedral here
as far back as November 1, 1889, his "
eminence has promised the archbishop of
New Orleans, Most Rev. Francis Jansserts,
D. D., who was his secretary while bishop
ot Richmond, hum 1872 to 1877, to visit
thatcity and opening of the,'winterschool,"
modeled like the Plattsburg summer school;
a visit which the cardinal will heartily
enjoy, since his surviving kindred, Mrs.
George Swarbrick and Mr. John Gibbons,
both reside at New Orleans, whither they
wrnt from Baltimore many jcars ago.
His eminence will return home In lime
to sit g pontifical mass at the Cathedral on
Christmas morning, a custom which neither
hhb'alf nor his predecessors have ever
faded to observe when in this country.
Drunken Dr.iul Ends In a Murder In
Stcubenville, Ohio, Aug. 31. William
Geary, Frank Rossner, John Srlscoll and
Thomas Barkis, employes at the Jefferson
Iron Works, spent last night until mid
night drinking beer In Patrick McGeary's
All were "drunk, and' in. a short time
Barkis and Geary quarreled. In the' fight
Barkis was stabbed seven times, from the
effect or which he died at 4 o'clock.
Geary, Rossner, and Priscoll are under
arrest. "Barkis- was twenty -eight years ot
,age and unmarried.
CUTTER BIDU TINGLED
The Young Man in the Meshes
of the Holt Will Case.
STORIES THAT DON'T AGREE
lie Went A way tho Xlzlit the Paper
Was Mailed "Wrote a Theory for
Its Disappearance, Says His Aunt,
Bat He Declares That Ho Had Not
Heard of the Caso.
It Is definitely known that a youna
man. Edwin Cutter, searched in the
debris of the Knox fire and found
It has been learned by Ecnlns
Times reporters to-day that this young
man left Washington for Atlantic
City lust Saturday the Suturduy.pre
cedlus the Monday on which Judge
Holt's will was received at tho elty
It Is also admitted by this yotiiur
man's aunt that her nephew wrote a
newspaper article ut Atlantic City
on Wednesday or Thursday Inst, In
which he advanced the theory that a
will signed by JihIko Holt would lie
found in the rubbish of the Knox fire
This article was mulled to u .New
York paper Thursilay-
It seems strmuto that Mr. Cutt7
should have such a well-developed
theory first, that there was a will,
and, second, that it hud been found
and sent to the authorities when the
youiii man himself claims that hedld
not know that the will had turned up
until he got a Washington paper two
days ufter ImUnir written his inur
velously correct theory.
Further developments in the Holt will
mystery, a solution of which was given
exclusively in to-day's Morning Times,
are gradually being made along tbo same
lines, and tending toprorc that thedocument
was found in the debris'' of the Knox fire,
which had afterward been removed to the
Tiiero Is no doubt that Judge" noil's will
was discovered under the circumstances
above relat.Hl, and the indications now are
that that the true history of Its transmis
sion to the register of wills will soon be I
given to the public.
It has now become perfectly apparent
that the reason of the important paper
having been mysteriously mailed to the
register was because or the fact that the
person last having it in his possession
feared his inability to prove tliat he had
promptly transmitted it to the authorities,
and might be considered guilty or having
been responsible ror its seeming suppres
sion. Mrs. Edward C. Cutter, a sister or Mrs.
Stickncy aud daughter or Amos Kendall,
who was Postmaster General under Presi
dent Jackson, mother or the boy who Is
said to have, come into possesion "or the
will while negotiating ror papers which
had belonged to bis grandfather, to-day
said that her son had frequently visited
the dumping ground and overhauled the pa
pers and documents there thrown away;
He brought all sorts of these home with him,
some or them having her Tathcr's name
upon them and others belonging to various
WHAT CUTTER FOUND.
The boy, who Is a High School pupil, be
tween seventeen and eighteen years or age,
had not mentioned to her, Mrs. Cuttersaid,
anything about finding Judge Holt's will,
and so far as she knew he had not found It.
If he had done so, the fact had not been
brought to her attention. -
It transpires upon investigation that the"
Cutter family have ben absent during the
week. E. E. Cutter, the rather, a real
estate dealer, having an office at No. 1408
G street, went to Boston with the Knights
Templar. On Monday the son, Edward,
went to Atlantic City and returned last
Mr. Cutter states that while in Atlantic
Ity Edward wrote a story giving bis
theories as to the nilng will of Judgo
He advanced the argument that as so
many important and valuable papers bad
been round among the debris deposited on
the dumping ground, the Holt will might
ha-ro been in the Knot fire, carried away
with, the other charred and watersoaked
documents, and afterward accidentally
He himself had found papers bcartnjt
the signatures of Grant, Sherman, and
ober distinguished men, and the theory
was made very plausib'e that Judge Holt's
will might have bKnfoJnd in the same way.
This story, when completed, was mailed
on Thursday to a New York paper. Mrs.
Cutter fays that her son worked out this
theory lilniEelf and unaided. It was en
tirely of hisown origination, and that in the
meantime he had not seen a Washington
papnr and did not know or the will having
b"en discovered and received by the regis
ter until his return. She says that he
mad? a very creditable story as to his
thpory or the Tate and rinding or the will.
WHAT DOES HE KNOW?
In view or Mrs. Cutter's remarkable
statement as to the evolving and reduction
to writing of her son's more remarkable
theory concerning the Holt will, the im
pression is greatly strengthened that Ed
ward himself may have disco-ered the will,
as related elsewhere, and as depicted
In his theorized story, and cither mailed
It himself or had it done, to the register
Thi actual known racts on this point
seem to be as follows: The envelope cvn
taini'ig the will was postmarked "C p m.,
August 24." Thie was Saturday c-veni.ig.
O.t Mcrday yourg Cutter went toAlInulic
Cily before the contents of the envelope
had been disclosed by Register Wright.
A ichoo! boy ot 17 or 18 would probably
requito tome time to prepare a tbfj.rixod
newspaper article, ard ae his production
was mailed on Thurrday hcmustnco-aurily
li'ive begun its preparation roon after
rwicbin;; Atlantic City.
Docs it stand to reason, it isargueil, that
a youth of even eighteen could of his own
volition and without any basio facts, pro
duce an Intricate and plausible theory, the
finding of the will being verified within
twenty-four hours nnd the remainder of
the story previous to his return?
In spite or the Tact that Culler is said to
havo written this theory, he denies he heard
of the finding of the will. To a Times re
I "I omj f-.umed from Atlantic City
late lust !'' and the account in this
morning'., p-pcis was the first I had
heard of the discovery of Judge Holt's
wtlL Some few mouths ago my aunt,
Mrs. Stickuey, who lives at the Con-
cord Flats, on New Hampshire avenue,
sent fo: me and requested that I make a
search for some missing papers belonging
to he.- rather, Amos Kendal), which were
supposed to have been destroyed in the
"I made an Investigation of the mat
ter and round that a lot or papers belonging
to my grandfather had been thrown on a
dump pile at the root of Nineteenth street.
I went down there and searched for some
time without success, and was finally
advised to go and see a Mr. Cunningham,
who was formerly employed In one of the
Departments. Be went down to the dump
heap with me and promised to deliver over
the Kendall papers If I would pay him a
certain sum of money.
"He told me be knew where the papers
were, and if I paid the sum exacted
be would deliver them. I gave him th
monc) and got some of the missing papers.
I was only looking for Kendall papers,
however, and hae never seen the Hoik
Holt Will Case Cleared Up by Tlm
From This Morning's Times.
Themjstcrysurroundiigthe willor Judge
Holt was cleared away last night by Tho
Morning Times, and all the theories hereto
fore advanced by newspapers and indi
viduals are off.
The instrument is genuine and The Times
is prepared to furnish four ltneses who
will make oath to itB identity. These wit
nesses are: :
Special Policeman D. P. Ciinnlns
lmni.of Xo. IJ45 Eleventh street northeast-
Harvey Lvles, owner of Lyles' sand
wharf. of Xo. 2121 F street northwest.
Daniel Knlffcn, a curpenter, of Xo.
0-13 Eleventh street northwest.
John dunes, an East Washington
The valuable will, with other import
ant papers belonging to the late Judge
Holt, was stored lu Knox's Mg warehouse.
They were In that structure when it was
converted into a fiery furnace during tho
jreat conflagration on July 26, lcSl.and
the will came out with its edges badly
IN THE DEBRIS.
After remaining in the debris of the fire
several months, the alleged instrument,
in company with a mass of other-singed
and blackened papers, found its way to the
city dump, at the foot or Nineteenth street,
where it was rooted rrom the rubbish by
Mr. Lyle3 and Capt. Cuuninghum.
The story or the queer finding -of the
valuabIeintnimenl,upoT which the posses
sion of so much real and personal projierty
lingers, is full or Interest. During tbii
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STRETCHING THEIR SAILS
Defender anil Valkyrie Take a Spio
Down the Bay To-day.
America's Contestant for tho Amer
-ten's-Cup Carefully Overhauled. ,
and Found in Perfect Condition-
New York, Aug. 31. The Defender
shipped her new steel boom and also a
steel gaff by lantern light last night while
she lay at anchor off Bay Ridge. She bent
her mainsail to the queer looking spars
this morning, and at 11:30 started for
the Horse Shoe in tow. Mr. Iselin said that
he should take a sail to try the new span
this afternoon ofr Sandy Hook. The spars
are not at all handsome, but are consider
ably lighter than the wooden ones formerly
The America's cup committee made a
carefull inspection of the hull of the De
fender after her victory yesterday and
found her to be in good condition. Not a
seam was opened and the boat was,not
strained in any way. The members or the
committee were convinced that a stauncher
yacht bad never been built ror cup racing.
After the inspection the committee offi
cially notified Mr. Iselin that the Defender
had been selected to meet Valkyrie III.
When the Defender reached the Horse
Shoe at 12.30 this afterrcon rhc dropped
her tug, and with main-all, nay tail, and
Jib tet etarted out for a tpin. The clew
of her main sail did rot itach within a
foot and a half r the crd or the new boom.
The wind was routh southeast, 14 knots,
and there was a moderate rea.
The Vigilant left her moorings in the
HoraeShoe at 8.30 a.m. to-day in tow of her
tender, the Aeronaut. She passed in through
the Narrows at 9.30. Her mission as a"
coach to the cup definder having ended
with yesterday's race, she will proably go
out of commission.
Lord D u nra ve u's Val kyrle t ook a 1 inc from
her tender, the City ot Bridgeport, at ft a.m.,
and followed the Ylgilant up the bay. It
was expected that she would be out stretch
ing her sails aga! n to-day, but she has soma
overhauling to door changes in spars to make
before any further tuning up.
COMPHOMISE IX fclGIIT.
Canadian Officials to Confer Over th
New i'ork, Aug. 31. A Times special
from Winnipeg, Manitoba, says that nego
tiations are rapidly being completed for.
a compromise in the parochial school diffi
culty. Sir John Schultz, Governor or
Manitoba, returned rrom the west Thurs
day, where lie has been to consult with Sir
Mackenzie Bowel, premier of Canada.
Sir John 6eems quite confident of an
amicable settlement. Governor Qbapleau
of Quebec province, has arrived here to take
part in the negotiations. He is regarded
as the leader of the French and Catholics
In Canada, and any arrangements satis
factory to him will be so to them.
GEltMAX PAPERS SEIZED.
Taris Police Suppress Them Becnuso
Paris, Aug. 31. The police made a tour
of the city last evening for the purpose of
inspecting the new-paper stands, every ono
of which was vMtcd All or the copies of
the German pictorial publication, the Lus
tlge Blatter, that could Iw found were seized
and conveyed to the r'!lre l.eadquarters.
The seizures were ran.leou tho ground that
the x-rlodlcni contained cartoons and letter
prcs3 matter grossly insultiig to France.
TACKLING THE COLONELS.
Two Innings Flayed Without a Score
on Either Side.
Less lhan 400 persons were present when
the first game between the Senators and
Loulsvilles was called this afternoon.
Hassamcr was on first for the visltors.
The Colonels were first to the bat, an
the first inning ended with no score to
either side. Neither side scored in the
second Inning. McDcrmott and Spies is
the battery for the Colonels, while Mercer
and McGuirc am in he points for Washington.
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