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Bill STERRETT'S STORY
His Relations With Judge Holt
Told In Court.
THOSE BOTTLES AND CORKS
The "Col." Does Not Call Them nnb
blsh Tho Inters lew Huliveeu Luko
Devlin und "Washington Holt The
Central Figure In tho Case on tho
Tlic Ilolt will tlral was resumed this
morning with Col. "Bill" Sterrctt again
la tlie witness cliair. As be advanced to
Ins seat lie fastened the top button of his
coat as If to roire elfectually resist tlie
scathing winds of Queries and iross-quenes
that were likely to follow.
Mr. Worthlngton Immediately showed the
witness two newspapers containing lens
news accounts of Judge lit It's deatii on
Wednesday, August 1, 1S04. In ore of
the papers tlie story was placed on the TrtJit
page.ln theothcr on the secendpage. lUitli
I'ublicatloiib had large "stare" heads.
The attorney later asked leave to offer
tlie papers in evidence to show that wide
publication was madeof Judge Holt'sdcath,
and that any person who hall the alleged
will at that time was practlcallj noWled.
Mr. Dtilin had also stated on the stand
that he looked In one of tlie papers for a
notice r the funeral, hut he found none.
Mr. Worthingtnu produced a newspaper
containing such a notice, and made a mo
tion t offer this in evidence. Mr. Dar
lington objected and Judge Bradley sus
Mr "H orthlngton led off with quest'ons
nbout the family of Washington D. Holt.
Just afler the Judge's fall, he asked Col.
Stern u. if he had notified Washington. Ilo
had uol Judge ilolt told lili.i not to do sc,
but did not say why. lie asked about the
folks down In the "Bottom," referring to
HoirsBotlom.tn Kcntucky.and spoke kind
ly al out them up to the time of his death.
HIS KEEN" INTEREST.
In Lis conversations with the witness, the
Judgea:wassecmedanxiousiei hear about
thooil.ei members of the Holt family. He
always displayed keen interest and prid.j
whei anything complimcuilTy was said
alJOJt his relations. v
Mr. Daillngion conducted the cross-ex-ami
-I believe you told us jou saw j'udge
Holt two times before you came to WaEh-liiL-imi
am I correct?" asked Mr. Darl
"No. sir; you're not correct, I saw him
Each of these meetings was dcscriled
Did you eer write to him?"
"1 recall of doing so once."
"What did jou write about?"
"Somctlilng aLout what course I should
pursue in lire. He answered me that my
father was a smart man and could tell me
what to do hetter.thau he. It was a com
"WHAT HE HEAKD.
"Did tou have iiiv coiumunicatioi.s
with Judge Holt In 1673?"
"No; I ilou'ikucvv whether the old man
a' that time knew whether I wasliilngor
"Did you ever see the Judge at jour
"Yes; I saw hhn at the gate several
"Ever fee him In the house?"
"Never but once, I think. But you know
I'm a newspaper man and am notathome
Questions about the papers and closets
In the Holt mansion were asked. The
closets were full of old paiwrs, bottles and
"They were receptacles for rubbish?"
suggested Mr. Darlington.
"Well, I don't know whether you'd call
boitleB and corks rubbish or not."
The details of the bearing away of the
remains of the Judge were told and the
funeral arrangements in Kentucky were
lng Washington Holt as the latur and tne
witness were entering the Riggs House
nrter the alleged will turned up. The wit
ness aBMd his companion what Mr. Devlin
had said. He replied that Devlin suggested
that some arrangements should be made
about collecting the rent or Judge Holt's
house. Col Sterrctt then told Mr. Unit
that an administrator had already been ap
pointed and he did not see what Devlin
bad to do wiiu -anairs.
"Did you not tell a reiiorter that jou In
tended to fight this case to the bitter end?"
Tes, I did."
"Did jou tell him," continued Mr. Dar
lington, reading from a newspaper clip
ping, "that tlie Ilolt heirs had plenty of
money and could carry on the battle?"
"Yes; better read ou."
stopped the heading.
Mr. Iiarliugtuu did not read on. Low
ever. Several uuimportantqucstions iv ere asked
about the application for letters of admin
istration and the witness was excused.
During the latter part of the examination
or Col. btcrretl, Rev. Dr. McKim, of the
Church of the Epiphany, entered the court
room and sat down beside Miss Throck
morton. John W. nnlt, a cotton planter of Mis
sissippi, was the next wltnes. He is the
son of tlie late Robert S. Holt, a brother
of the judge. Though only forty-seven
jears of age, he sjrve J a short time In the
The witness told of visits he made to
Washington on differeut occas.ocs. He
allied upon his distinguished uncle, who
always treated him with the utmost re--j
epeeu The judge always inquired annul
members of the family.
The witness testified that he assisted
In the search of the house for valuable
papers and he was there when the papers
were sealed up. He saw them takeu away
by the officials of the safe deposit company.
""Did you remove any papers trim the
"1 took ncne myself, but my brother
Thomas lock an old lamltv letter or two
received by iu uncle from his mother."
Mr. Holt testllled about the slip of
paper Miss Willie fctcrrcit found that had
uiwu It the mysterious words "Date of
will January 1, 1R8G." Strothcrs, the
coachman. gave the slip to the witness.
lie placed It In a satchel among other
palters belonging to tlie witness. A she rt
time after this Mr. Holt started for hrme.
On the way he was robbed of hU satchel
hearBristol.Tenn. The thief wasevcntually
captured by the Bristol pol'ce.
An attempt was then made to get the
valise. It was found,.but Its contents had
been removed. The detectives searched
the r'HDm of the thief in one of the hotels,
and finally discovered the contents of the
satchel In the stove. Witness was'ahle to
Identify the charred paper and ashes by
means of unhurried pieces of Uiepapcr.
W.D. HOLT ON THE STAND.
Washington D. Holt, the heir-at-law and
nephew, who has been so frequently and
prominently mentioned In connection w'tb
the case, was the next witness. Mr. Holt
Is probably three Retire years of age. Long
Illness and repeated paralytic strokes- have
shattered bis health and palsied his move
ments. He spoke la a low lone of voice.- that he
said he was unable to key to a higher pitch.
For all his life, the witness testified, he
had lived In the old Holt's Bottom, down
by the sleepy Ohio. Tradition said the
place went into the hands of his family in
1811. The rather of the witnesslived there,
and that was tho place the distinguished
judge advocate general loved, and said, ac
cording lo some witnesses heretofore, was
the tmly spot on earth ho regarded as home.
"Where were jou during the war?"
asked Judge Wilson after Mr. Holt had re
lated with considerable detail many of the
Incidents of his early lire."
"I was at home and at school until 1804.
and then I entered the Confederate army."
"Did your father correspond with Judge
Holt during the war?"
"They wrote occasional letters."
"Did your uncle Joseph visit the old
homestead after the war and while your
father was living?"
"He did. In about 1870. He- visited
again after that."
"When was that?"
"I am not certain. I know he came
shortly after my father's death, and I
think he visited us between 1870 and
There were no manifestations of animos
ity between Judge Holt and the father of
the witness. Judge Holt visited the old
home two or three times eicrj- year after
lb7G. The distinguished guest took much
Continued on Second Page.
SURE THEY HA YE HERMANN
Minister-Murderer Has B9en Locat
ed by the St. Louis Police
Authorities at Suit Luke Notified nod
Asked to Forward Money to
St. Louis, Mo., June 5. Chief Harrlgan
and his detectives think they have lo
cated Rev. Francis Hermann, the fugithe
minister murderer of Salt Lake citj, Utah,
They have not only learned positively
tliat Hermann was at the Union station
in this city about Maj 11, but they have
traced his movements sine? then, and last
ulz'it Chief Harrlgan admitted to a re
porter that he knows where the arch
crhulnal is In hiding.
The chief acknowledged more than this.
He admitted that jesterday he ssnt a tele
gram to Chief or I'ulice l'ratt of Salt Lake
Cit) Informing hhn that Hernia mi had bceri
located, and telling him tint ir the Salt
Lake City uuthoritlles would send enough
money here the St. L uis police would bring
about the fugithe criminal's apprehension.
Chief Harrlgan urged absolute silence in
the matter, claiming that any publicity
gien it al this particular time might dc
leat the arrest or the m.nister murderer.
Salt LakePitv-, Utah. June5. Capt. Dono
van and Detective Jennej have returned
from St. Antiionj s, lnano, where they
went -with Mr. Nolan of this citj-, to ar
rest Rev. Mr. Hermann, the alle-ged mur
derer. It del eloped that the man thought to be
the suspected preacher was D. M. Ehncn
bcrg of San Francisco, who bore a striking
resemblance to the minister.
Shcnrr Hard) received a telegram from
the sheriff of Bralley county, Tcnn , say
ing that a man supposed to he Hermann
had been arrested In that counv.
A complete description has been for
warded. .SCOTCH-HUSH IN SEi-SION.
Itobert llonuer Aertiln Elected Presi
dent, Although WlhliliiK to Detlrc.
Harrisburg, I'a., June o. At this morn
lug's session of the annual congress of the
Scotch-Irish Society of America. Ilobtrt
Bonner of New York was re-elected presi
dent for another year, notwithstanding
his expressed desire to retire-. All the
other officers were re-elected, the only
addition lieing the election of M. Wllsoi
McAlamej- of IUrri-burg, aa secretary of
the Pennsylvania society.
The orrers of Judge McLaughlin of Lex
Itigton, Va., and of Princeton Universitj to
give the society rooms In which tomeetaml
preserve its records were discussed at some
length. It was finally agreed to rercr the
whole matter to the executive cmmitte'e,
which will determine which offer to ac
cept. On motion ef Dr. Mcfcok of Philadel
phia the eiuettlon of preserving the house
In Lancaster county, in which Roliert
Fulton was born and which Is nix ut to tie
torn down, n-IHLe brought to the attention
of Gov Hastings. Invitatioiw to hold the
next congress in 1897 at Detroit. Nash
ville, St Louis and Pan Francisco were
referred in the executive committee. .
LOOTED IlY THIEVES.
Average Work of Crooks Continues,
ns Shown bj- Police HeportH.
Four cases of robbery. Including one of
housebreaking In the night, were report
cd to Inspector Kolllnberger tills morning.
Oeorge E. Barber or No. 1000 D street
sruthwest reported that the rront show
window of his store was broken by un
known parties and four gold rings and a
dcren plated teaspoons were 6tolen.
Samuel II. Brouck of the Bnghtwoo-1
race tracks reports stolen from his bed
room an Irish frieze overcoat.
John F. Spclhouso of No. 408 T street
northwest states that thieves stole from
him a pair of Jacobin pigeons.
Nathaniel M. Lowe or No) .10 N street
southeast reports that his tool shed, con
taining several carpenter's tools, was loot
ed last night. j
Her First Scientific Expedition to
Start ScU "Week.
San Francisco, June 5. The first scien
tific expedition of the Mexican government
will start out from San Francisco next
week. All the scientists who will partici
patcin the goicriimental Investigations are
now nboird the Mexican "warship Zara
gosa, and it Is to'thcm that the expedi
tion Is Intrusted.
The Zaragosa is connected with the Mex
ican hjdrographlc bureau. Tlie govern
ment heretofore has been utilizing the re
ports of foreign bureaus, and this will be
the first attempt to secure Information by
Illinois; Gold Leaders to Confer.
Chicago, June C On the Invitation of
the "Honest Money nud Honest Primary'
organization of Cook county Democrats
a conference of gold standard party lead
ers from all parts of Illinois will be held
here Saturday to report the status of the
silver movement, upon which to base a
decision as to the advisability of calling
a State convention separate from the one
to be called at Peoria, which Is expected
to vote for free silver and Altgeld's nomi
nation. Hunk Officials! Indicted.
Versailles, Ky., June 5. The grand Jury
Investigation of tlie Deposit Bank of Mid
way;, Kv., scandal, resulted -ia eight in
dictments being brought against ex-Cash ter
William Shlpp and ex-Bookkeeper Charles
Stone, charging larceny, embezzlement;
swearing to false statements and making
rinmbers Reach No Agreement.
Cleveland, Ohio. June 6. The National
Master Plumbers' Association has ad
journed without agreeing upon any basis
of agreement with the supply men's asso
ciation Tlie'whole mottcr was finally left
to a roismlt&c to.nrbltrate.'W.H. Doyle
or Philadelphia was elected president with
The Times iReokstate Bureau can re
cure a icnaalrfor yoar.yheantstorc quicker
than auy other agencjr
UIIST iRREGLfl CASE
Miss Mary Hardesty Had a Very
FOUND A MAN IN HER ROOM
Awakened by a Nolxe, Mio Saw Fred
Davis Muting About the Apurt
meut TheNejrio Escaped from the
House, Hut Wiib Captured This
Morning Near the PremlseM.
Judge Miller today held In 52,000 bonds
for the grand Jury Fred Dails, a negro,
charged with housebreaking. It was the
most providential thing in the world for
a young white woman that his crime did
uol equal the fiendish net, of Irwin Ford.
Davis, this morning about 2 o'clock,
broke Into the house' of TLomas Hardest,
a storekeeper, on the Hunker Hill road.
He got in through a winelo win the summer
kitchen, making his way to the second floor,
nud entered tlie room of Miss Mary Hard
esty, a daughter of the storekeeper.
As Dans, in his bare feet, crept around
the apartment he struck his elbow against
achair, turninglt over and making a nouso
thut awoke Miss Hardesty. She saw
faintly the form of a man moving around,
aud screamed wildly for her rather, who
came from his room on a run with a
lighted lamp hi his hand.
Hails met him at the door.andthc father
and negro usseled. Mr. Hardesty, who Is
a one armed man, struck the brute on the
head with the lamp. Davis retreated to
the window at one side of the bed and
tr'cd ti jump through.
CAUGHT IN THE WNDOW.
The window, of the old'fashloned 'style,
without u catch, fell down oa Davis, hold
lug him fast. He. finally struggled through
and fell to the porcn ueiow. air. naruesiy
went Tor his rifle, which was standing In
one corner of his bedroom. Returning to his
daughter's room, he aimed at Davis, whom
he could see retreating to the woods.
Hanlriti pulled tlie trigger, but the gun
missed (re. The storekeeper is na expert
shotancur the cap had not been a had one
Davis rnVh5jt have taken up Judge Mil
ler's time today.
The whole Hardesty family was aroused
by this time and congregated In MUs
Mnry'sroom. As thej were standing there
pacifying her distress two stones in quick
succession crashed through the window.
Again Mr. Hardesty ued his gun on the
regro standing aeros the read flinging the
missiles, but the weapon was defective and
the storekeeper, to his chagrin, saw Davis
disappear in the darkness unharmed.
At da break Mr. Hardesty and his son,
Albert, both armed, hunted around the
neighborhood for Dai is. They found him
not twenty yards from their home, asleep
In the yard of the publicshool house. .
TAKEN TO THE bTATION HOUSE.
Davis was concealed in some brush, and
Mr. Hardesty leveled his rifle at the negro'a
head, commanding him tosurrendcr. Davis
held up his hands, and the Hardests walked
him down the road for a mile to University
station, where they met Policeman West,
who locked the prisoner up at the Eighth
Dail is a coal black man, ns repulsive
In his appearance as Ford. He is short.
with a flat, broad nose and bloodshot 0 es.
He pleaded not guilty this morning, and
was without counsel. Miss Hardesty, a
pretty girl of eighteen years, dressed in a
lavender gown, took the stand and told of
discovering Davis in her room.
"When I heard some one nioi lng around."
pointing to Davis, "standing by the side of
tlie bed. 1 screamcdforpapa.and themnn
met him at the door."
Miss Hardesty told of the struggle be
tween the two and identified Davis posi
tively as the man.
Mr. Hardesty did tho same, and described
how the prisoner entered the house. Police
man West said Davis had Just finished
serving a Jail sentence for carrying a razor,
and was employed in the neighborhood by
a family named Kline.
Davis denied point blank that he was
the man. He swore be has been taken for
some one else.
nELD FOR THE GRAND JURY.
"What are you doing with your shoes
orr?''askcd Judge Miller.
"Hurt my feet," said Davis.
"How about sleeping In that yard? Why
wasn't you home?" Inquired the court.
Davis said he bod been out late and dldn'4
want to wako the folks, so he thought he
would rest until morning In the bushes.
"Ever see Miss Hardest- before this
morning?'' demanded bis honor.
"Yes, sir," replied Davis, "I bought
some tobacker at the sto' one mawnin."
'Exactly," Bald Judge Miller decisively,
'you saw her, and that is what caused yon
to go to the house tills morning."
'Didn't gorthere," said "Davis sullealy;
.'youse got the wrong man."
- Judge Miller thought differently, aud
Ticld bitn for the grand Jury.
. The story or-iiavis crime ana capture
caused Intense excitement around the vl-
T' LATEST WORSHIPPER.
clnity of the Bunker Hill -road, and has
Increased the fiars tho glrli in the county
have suffered since the Kreglo tragedy.
AUSTIN CORIUK'S FUNEHAL.
TV111 Tuko Place In New York and Ilo
Newport, X. II., June 5. The remains
of Hon. Austin Xdrblti and his coachman,
John Stokes, killed in the terrible car
riage accident here jesterelay, will lie
taken to New York, The funeral of Mr.
Corbin will be held frrnn his late residence
at No. 425 Fifth avknue ou Monday and
will be. private. Most if the family will
return to Newport Saturday
Mr. Corbin's sonr-Austln Corbin, jr., ar
rived last evening. Mr. Oeorge 8. Edgetl,
Mr. Corbin's sort in-law, Is In the West,
and It Is expected that he is now on his
way East. Corbin. jEdgell, whose leg was
broken In the accident, and Dr. Kunzler,
whose arm was brpken and ankle sprained,
arc as comrnrtnbic as could bo expected,
andarcalthe Edgearblacc. They willprob
ably recover, v" - v
TO THeHorToF MEADE
Status of tb.3 Hero of Gettysburg
Unveiled at THat Plaoe.
Grandson ot the Commander of the
Army of the Potomac "With
drew the Drapery.
Gettysburg,-Fn.f ,June. 5 The eques
trian statue erected by the State of Penn
sylvania in honor "of the memory ot Gen.
George G. Meade, commanding the Anny
of the Potomac, (was unveiled this morn
ing In tlie presence ot a large number of
The Mcadc statuo.
distinguished military officers and civil
ians. Tbe, ceremonies opened with music,
followed by prnyer.
"Master George Gordon Mcadc, a grandson
of the dead hero, unielled the statue. As
the draperjrfell from the statue. Light Bat
tery C, Third United States Artillery,
fired a salute. Dedicatory exercises, were
then conducted hy George G. Meade Tost,
No. J, Department of Pennsylvania, G.A.R
The statue was then formally delivered to
The Dunceckj Statue.
tbe governor ot,tbe cootun wealth by lirc-
-vetBrlgadler-GenenUJ,.-j3. Gobln of the
commission wiucmuadcBarge or ine erec
tion ot the statue. r v '
Gov. Daniel B.Hutl5aof Pennsjlvanln
irecclved tlie.staluVonrtalialf ot tho Cqni-
uiotiweuiui in ujew 1,1:10 . i, i.j...ipimu;
words. ," ,Y 'l "
Upon the ccuilqtjyil f the poveriKj's
remarks BreTetV&fcJtafScn. David McM.
Gregg, who cimunaq($itu)e Set., nd Cavalry
Division. at GcttuHnyBA srns'introduced as
me orewr o wir u
; with musiev
I' Jsiitrsnjis:tf am
Mm THE MEMBERS
Humorous Collcquy Between
Grosvenor and Dockery.
THAT "WICKED DEMOCRAT"'
Mr. McMIHIn of Tennessee Described
by tin MlsHonrlan hnsplelonof Par
tisanship Placed Upon the Ohloan'n
Resolution Martin Given a Scat
At 11:15 o'clock, a quorum having then
.appeared In Uie House, the Speaker di
rected theJonrniil to beread, and it was
Mr. Henderson presented from the Com
mittee, on Rules a resolution making Satur
ilay Individual suspension day under the
rules. Agreed to.
Mr. Grosvenofcalled up the resolution
reported from the Committee on Civil
Service directlng.th'e heads of the seieral
cxe-cutive departments to report to Con
gress tlie number and personnel of the
changes In the clerical force since March
4, 1893. He said the Information was
desired, that the country might know how
skillfully and successfully the adminis
tration had been working to enthrone pure
civil sen lee in the government.
Much amusement was created by a col
loquy between Messrs. Gnfivcnor and
Dockery over the efrort of the latter to
have tbe resolution amended so as to ex
tend tbe scope of the resolution over the
WICKED MR. McMILLIN.
"In Its present shape," said Mr. Dock
ery, "the resolution of the gentleman is
open to the suspicion of being partisan in
its nature. It was said that in the Harrison
administration the (ivil service law was
suspended In order to dismiss ljTOO em
ployes of the mail service. This Is the sug
gestion made by the wicked Democrat rr in
Tennessee, Mr. McMillin, and the oppor
tunity should be orrcred to vindicate the
Harrison administration Irtm that as
persion." Mr. Orosvenor ngrecd that Mr. Dockery
had correctly designated Mr. McMillin
as a wicked Democrat, but Insisted that
.Mr. Dockery's amendment should be kept
by Itself. "It has merit," gravely re
marked Mr. Grosveuor, "but I prefer that
the pristlue purltj- of my resolution be not
The Democrats opposed the passage of
the resolution and secured a vote by yeas
and nays. It resulted yeas,170;najs,53.
Mr. Doekerj' then sought to secure his
desired end by moving to recommit the
resolution with Instructions to make it
cover the removals and changes in the
Harrison administration. Lost. The reso
lution was then agreed to yeas, 11.;
Mr. Strode demanded the previous (pies
tion upon the resolution declaring Martin.
Populist, entitled to the seat occupied by
Lock hart. Democrat, from the Sixth North
Carolina district, which was considered
jestcrelay. It was ordered, and Mr. Bailej
moved to substitute the resolution ot the
minority or the Elections Committee No. 2.
declaring Lockhart entitled to his scat.
On the vote to seat Martin (Pop.) In
place ot Lockhart (Dcm.) from the Hlxth
district of North Carolina, the Democrats
vavateet the House In order to break a
The Speaker pro tcm. Mr. Pnyre, 1 cw
everr overruled the point by Bailey that
no quorum was present, declinetl to enter
tain an appeal from his decision, and a vo'e
of 113 to. 5 declared the resolution car
ried, giving .Martin the seat. Martin was
then sworn in.
Minister Ransom in North Carolina.
Raleigh, N. C, June 5 Minister Matt
Rausom arrived here this morning from
Mexico, on bis way to bis home in Northamp
ton county, on important private business.
He says that he will probably be In North
Carolina all this month, -but may retui
to Mexico before July I. The ainlsler
is now In good health. His family is at
Blowing Rock, N. C.
Will He Taken to Now Orleans.
James J. Cunningham, held here for con
spiracy against Judge Lindscy, of Gaines
ville, Tex., was turned over to the New
Orleans authorities thisafternoon by Judge
Hagner, in compliance with a requisition
from the governor ot Louisiana.
Perry Carson's Resignation Accepted.
The resignation of Col. Perry Carson
as Inspector under the District health or-
1 flcp, was accepted by the Commissioners
I today, and vUlllam Knox Brown, colored,
j appointed to fill the vacancy. Col. Car-
suu Ktv.e iii-ueuiiu hb iuc cause 01 uis
giving up lh,e 'position.
The Washington Cyclist-, out Saturday.
Ivy Institute Business College, 8th and
S Our unexcelled summer course, $0
NO THOUHLE ANTICIPATED.
Deport Thut England "Will Use Force
Agnlnut Hawaii Unfounded.
San Francisco. June 5. The sensational
report published yesterday by an evening
paper asserting that Englanll was endeav
oring to coerce President Dole into allow
lng ColVolney O. Asbford, who bad been
deported from the Island on conylct'on of
misprison of treason, to return To Hawaii,
and intimating that P.rcsfdent Dole had ap
pealed to Washington to prevent the ex
pected coercion on the part of Great Britain,
and that In consequence n clash between
British and American naval forces was
threatened at Honolulu, tt.ns out to have
been brought by a passenger who arrived
from Honolulu on the Alameda j-csterday.
The utter absurdity of these stories was
shown by the met that Col. Ashford has
been confined for nearly nine months in the
French hospital of this city, .suffering from
a variety of Ills, which culminated In a
paraljtlc stroke, and for six weeks past
his nourishment has been given him by
mentiBof a tube.
At the present time he Is undergoing
some slight Improvement, hut was not in a
condition to be Intenlewed. His brother.
Clarence, however, is iburoughly familiar
with the cohjuel's affairs, and denies that
the latter has nskeil permission to return
to the Islend. He says that If such were
were granted, he would refuse to accept, It.-
senator Fau'knsr Retires From f ha
Ford's Theater Commission.
Hill to Incre'asi- Pension ot Mrs. Ella
Munnlx No Uopex for Sew
At scon as the Senate met this morning
Mr Faulkner oT West Virginia aFked to uc
relieved rrom further "service on the Font's
Theater eommlFslon. His request was
granted, and the president of the Senate
wi'l uppolnt.his successor.
In an interview with a representative
of The Times Mr. Faulkner said: "The
House has seen fit tn cut out eleven of the
beneficiaries of our report and wants us
to act on these cases again. It Is simply
useles" for the same commlslon to go oier
these cases and find any different report.
We examined the testimony in the cases,
mint carefully an 1 had all tlie Information
before us that the Secretary of War had
when he wrote his letter to Mr. Sayers
of the House, the same letter on which the
House acted. .For this reason I asked to be
relieved from further service on the com
mission." Mr Southard has introdue-ed in the
House a hill authorizing and directing the
Secretary of War to remove from the rolls
and records In the office of thentljutant gen
eral of the United States army the charge
of desertion now- standing on said rolls
and records against John T- Gluscce, late
u private of Hecder-on Guards. Sect lid
Battalion. District of Columbii Volunteers,
and issue to hlui an honorable discharge to
date from May 5. 1665.
Mr. Wood, from the House Committee on
Invalid Pensions, has favorably reported
the bill Increasing the pension or Mrs. Ella
S.MannK. of this city.
Mr. Ciimmings has introduced in the
House a bill providing that hereafter all
printers and bookbinders and all skilled
mechanics, such as carpenters, machinists,
plumbers and painters employed in the
Government Printing Office shall be paid
at the rate of -10 cents per hour for time
The House Committee on Public Build
ings and Grounds today "held no meeting,
and there will consequently bo no further
aition taken at this session looking tn
the establishment of a new Government
WESTING HOUSE CAPITAL STOCK
To He lucre-used from Ton to Fifteen
Pittsburg, Pa., June 6. The stockhold
ers of the Westinghouse Electric and
Manufacturing Company held a special
mee-tltig yesterday to vote upon a propo
sition to Increase the capital stock ot the
company from $10,000,000 to$15,000,000.
Mr. George Westinghouse, Jr., the presi
dent of the company, occupied the chair.
The proposition was affirmatively voted
upon by the entire stock represented,
amounting to 130,237 shares.
The company decided upon the increase
of the stock for the purpose of paying off
tbe cost of the new works and for such
purposes as have become necessary through
the Increase In the company's business.
The new stock will take the sarai; rank
as the assenting stock of the company.
CAR RIDDLED WITH BULLETS.
Milwaukee Motorman and Conductor
Injured by Wuiild-be Assassins.
Milwaukee. Wis., June 3. Late last
night a car on the UowellWreet extension
was fired Into by an unknown party, and
Motorman John E. Brecu ralally and Con
ductor Schwartz seriously Injured.
About thirty shots were tired, but who
the would-r-e a'sasslns were Is not known,
as the shots came Trotu t"ehind a clump ot
biishe" about six miles from the city limits.
The car was riddled with bullets, and
had there leen any passengers In it the
list of fatalities would have recti much
larger. The .shooting Is undoubtedly the
outcome of the recent strike.
No Clemency foe. Mrs. Maybrlck.
London, June 5. In the House ot Com
mons yesterday Sir Matthew White Ridley,
borne secretary, said, in reply to questions,
that he saw no reason for extending any
clemency to Mrs. Florence Maybrlck, who
Is scrvinga life ternfof imprisonment in Wo
king prison for tbe murder of her husband.
M. Paul Making New Tinn- Record.
New York, June G. The American Line
steamer St. Paul, Capt. Jamison, trim
Southampton., was sighted off Fire Island
at 12.22 p.m. today. The St. Paul, to equal
the record rrom Southampton to New Yonc,
should pass Sandy Hook by 3-39 p m.
Allc wisp her t wo hours to complete bcrtrip
to the lightship. It is evident that she lias
made a new record, beating the time
or the New York or the same line, of G days
7 hours and 14 minutes, made in Septem
Mlssonrt Pnpnltst Convention ChHimI.
St. Louis, Mo., June 5 Chairman Roselle
of the State commltteeorthePcopIe'sparty,
has Issued a call for the State convention, to
be held nt Scdalla July 30. Seven hundred
delegates will be present. Chairman Ro
selle declares that all talk of lossiblc
combinations ofPo'pulists and Democrats
In this State is unfounded.
Railroad President Assigns.
Ban Jose. Cab, June 5. -Jacob Rich,
president of the San Jose Rail way Ctmpany,
which Is now In the hands of a receiver,
yesterday filed a petition in Insolvency.
His liabilities are between $300,COO and
$400.C01. The principal creditors are
at San Francisco.
Tobacco Dealer Assigns.
Charles W. H oil, dealer In Tobacco, atN.i.
537 Fifteenth street, made an assignment
today. Lewis J. Hunter Is named as as
signee The assets Include the stock In
trade and aggregate $10,158.24. The list
of creditors Is composed ohlefly of but-of-tow'n
tobacco firms, and the total liabilities
are estimated nt $10,036.28.
i ,, m m 1
The Tiroes Real -Estate bureau can se
cure a tenant for your vacant store quicker
than any other agency.
PLACED OHTHE CfeLEHDIR
Mr. P..organ's Competitor Reso
lution. Was Soon Settled.
HIS VERY EARNEST SPEECH
Declared Thnt the rrcsldent Should
Inform the Semite Whut lias Been
Done Consre-HM Mionld Not Ael
cans sentenced to Death by Spain.
In the absence of both Vice President
Stevenson and the president pro tern,
ot the Senate, Mr. Frye of Maine, the chair
was taken today by Mr. riatt.
A resolution to amend tbe rules so as to
have the general appropriation bills re
ftrred to the several committees havtngttc
subject mutter In charge, wa soffered by
Mr. Proctor and referred to the Committee
Ameiiuments to the Joint resolution as
to the lecrganization or the Northern Pa
cific Railroad Company, in reference to
the lands of the company, were offered by
Senators Mitchell and Nelson, and were
referred to the Judiciary Committee.
The resolution offered last Wednesday
by Mr. Morgan In relation to United States
citizens captured on the American vessel
Competitor, !u Cuban waters, and sen
tenced to death or Imprisonment, was laid
before the Senate, and Mr. Morgan made
au argument In support of the resolution.
The Competitor incident, he said, oc
curred in the middle or May; but the Senate
bad not yet bad the slightest information
on the subject from the executive depart
ment of the govcrniift.it.
Under the statute It was made tbe duty
of the President to tiemaud forthwith the
reasons for the Imprisonment of Americans
in foreign orernmen.and to demand their
release if such Imprisonment appeared
wrongful The only" Information which
the Committee on Foreign Relations hadoa
tbe subject was from the puhhc prints, and
from the testimony or a Mr. Lawrence
before a subcommittee, consisting of Mr.
Davis and himself, and which he would
have published In the.Record.
A question was raised by Mr. Turpie, a
member of the Cummiltec on Foreign Rela
tions, as to whether that testimony should
be made public, as it had uot yet come be
fore the committee.
The point was Indorsed by Mr. Sherman,
chairman of the committee, who said,
however, that, persuially, he had no ob
jection to its being made public.
"Very well," Mr. Morgan said, In a
fault-finding lone;'"if the ct mmittee wants
delay, or wauts any hiding of facts, or
any concealment from the country; all
,"l l.aie no objecticn to its telng made
public." Mr. Sherman explained, "if the
Seuator from Alabama thinks that it
ought to be."
Mr. Morgan proceeded with his speeia.
He quoted further frcm the act referred to,
proiidlng that in case such release from
imprisonment Is unreasouublv delayed or
refused, the President shall take such
means, not amounting to war, as he thinks,
proper to effect it.
A.resolutloa i,r the Senate Uit month bail
asked the Presldcot to send copies cf thu
correspondence en the subject, and tbe
President had replied. on May 23. that. In.
bis Judgment, It was incempatlble witb
the public service to furnish copies cf the
correspondence, anel tli it he was ccn
coostratned to refrain frcm doing so
PRESIDENT WAS WRONG.
Mr. Morgan claimed that the President
had no richr under the statutes to with
hold the Information.
The testimony lo which he had referred
showed what the proceedings ot tte court
martial that tried one of tbe prisoners had
been. Tbey had been conducted In the
Spanish language, and when the accused
was required to stand up and answer be
said he knew nothing ot what was going;
on. Thereupon, after a short explanar
tlou, he had been sentenced to death.
"That was done." Mr. Morgm exclaimed,
"while we had a treity with Spain which
forbids absolutely any such proceeding
against an American citizen at least in
time of peace. The legal attitude between
the United S-tatcs and Spiin is an attitude
of peace. It never has been disturbed.
We have not recognized that war exists
"And. furthermore," Mr. Davis Inter
posed. "Spain has never proclaimed martial
law against these belligerents, in relation
to forbidding intercourse from outside."
"There is so much obscurity as to the
situation." Mr. Morgan continued, "on ac
count of Spanish censorship of the press
aud of the telegraph that, of course, the
whole world is in the dark as to what
transpires in Cuba. We bear the groans
and shrieks and outcries."
A STRONG APPEAL.
"Are we going to adjourn next Mon
day or Tuesday and leave these men in
Jail in Havana? I have tbe utmost rev
erence ;ind respect for the office of Chicr
Fxeeutlve of the United States; that Is
an American characteristic.
"This Is a country of law not a country
raled t-v tie nrivjte wi'l of any of the de
partments. The President of the United
States is enjoined by the Constitution to
cvecutefaithrullytheliw. When wegather
information from tLe Prrs'dcTJl. the Com
mittee on iForcigu Relations will know
whether it is necessary to report to tba
"I do not know how it may turn out.
I shall he very glad to have-their lives
saved in any way. At the same time I
shall not feel very proud If their lives am
saved by favor, while we are asserting
that the Spanish government had no right
to artist them; no right to condemn tlwn
by m'l tary court, and that that court had
no Jurisdiction to try them. I do not
suppose that in relation to other govern
ments tl. President would hesitate forono
moment to make a demand for the releiso
of those pnsoncrs, or would hesitate to
say that such government liad no power
to hci them in time of peace."
Mr. Morgan went 00 to say that he depre
cated thesendlngtoCuhaofnrmsnnd muni
tions of war by American citizens, because
that was a violation of law. It was a,
phjslcal, political and moral impossibility
to prevent It. The people had fretted so
long at the enormities of Spanish barbari
ties In Cuba that they had become restll
which were overriden hy the Instincts and
sympathies of common humanity.
Continuing Mr. Morgan said: "In case
these men are not speedily delivered at
the request of tlie President; In the event
that they are not released within a rea
sonable time, he should be authorized to
send his ships or war to Cuba and thero
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