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VOL. 1. NO. 265.
WASHINGTON, D. C, M02O)AY EVENG, JUNE 8, 1896 EIGHT PAGES.
ONE CENT.
Hitnes
SmW
HOLT WILL IS II FBffl
II
Positive Statement of Expert
Carvallio of Nsw York.
FR00F3 OF HIS ASSERTION
DUtlngnlxhed Witness Explained to
the Court H1k Method of JJctnrmiu
lusilieGfUUiiienesMofllandwrltlusi. lutori-jtlC(j Account of the Process
of Making 1'uper Look Old.
The fourth week of the legal contest oer
the estate of the late Judge Ad ocate Ueu
eral Joseph Holt, declared to lue rassed
to two benetitfanes under an nllcgeil will,
was begun in Judge Bradley's court at.10
o'clock, tills morning. At least one-halt of
the spectators were ladles in bright sum
mer costumes.
From the very minute the court crier
rapped for order it was ev ident the week's
fight would be as warm as the weather
promises 1 be. Mr. vVorltilngtuti, of coun
sel Tor the helrs-at law.pr.iug immediately
Into the In each and olfcred in evidence a
nmulier of infers in Judge Uolt'shaud writ
ing from thenrchivesof the judge advocate
general's orfice. These 1 cie djte of'about
the iieriod tlie alleged wnl purports to have
been written.
The letters already in evidence were to
go with these, Mr. Worthington said, and
it was the purpose of all to show that the
ink used in writing the will was of an
other variety than that In nuy of the other
manuscripts written by Judge Holt.
Mr. Darlington objected. It did not ap
pcar.saU he, where the will wasexecuted.
Judge Bradley agreed with him and sus
tained the objection. Mr. Worthington re
served an exception.
THE EXPERT.
Another pleasing surprise was the an
nouncement that l'rur. David X. Carvallio
of New York, a handwriting expert, would
becalle'l to the witness stand. In order to
do tins counsel for the caveators asked to
luspend the examination of Washington D.
Holt, who was pUcei on the witness stand
last Friday.
Prof Carvallio held his hand aliove his
bead when the clerk proceeded to recite
to him Hie oath of a witness Like Dr.
Frazier, the first expert, Iror. Carvallio
la of more than ordinary stature. A
flowing browii heard and a mustache of
the same shade give his faeea more mature
appearance than his age, as hearttrward
told it, would -warrant His head, behind
a high brow, is thickly set with black
hair.
The expert wore noe glasses and re
mained seated most of the time while
addressing the jury. He held a conv ot I
the will in his left hand, the original in
his right, and on a table before him he
had placnl :i brass microscope and sev
eral measuring Instruments.
Tin wiini-s gave hi- age as forty-seven
years He Ins studied people's chirographj
for twentj one jears. In that time he has
had many thousand tests, both as to hand
writing and iuvolv mg the kinds of ink used,
and has l en called to testify ovc-rCSO times
in open court. Iiuring that time he has
been called In'o fourteen different States.
He has been the handwriting e ert before
the New Vorkc tj grandjuryand has made
Ills a ppca ra nee 1 ,000 times and more before
that body.
Each member of the jury was given a
photograph f the will Hefore proceeding
to the conMderatifn of the paper Prof.
Carvallio pave an interesting talk aliout
hnndn ruing in general. He called atten
tion to the fact that no person ever e:r
srtlv duplicated his own signature If
two Mgnatures arc exactly the same, he
explained, one must be a forgery.
Taking up the v. 11. he said there was a
superabundance of gord letters In the
rnper Ho looked askance at the regularity
of the dots of the l's and found fault with
the t's and their crosses
THE LAST LETETR.
The expert took a large blackboard and
began an illustration concerning the last
letter. In the beginning of the will, he
testified, lie found sixteen final t's. There
were three varieties. One was the normal
"t" of two coinciding lines. The second
kind was the closed loop, where the letter
"1" had in fact been made, but the running
of the ink closed in the loop The third
kind was the genuine loop "t," that -was
nothing short of an "1" with a cross over
It.
In the sixteen final t's referred to in the
will, there were one of the first variety,
four of the second, and eleven of the third.
In a similar number of t's in the opening of
oue of the letters that botli sides conceded
to be genuine, the expert fi und fifteen t's
of the fir6t kind, none of the second, and
only one of the third. A similar state of
arfairs existed iu all the genuine writing
examined by the witness.
Prof. Carvalho proceeded for the next
hour to take at least a dozen of the promi
nent letters that appeared in the will, and
showed the small technical points In whit h
they differed from the same letters found
Jn other wrlllngs.knowntoccinefroro Judge
Holt's pen.
"And now for the signature.' said the
professor, as he unrolled a large sheet
bearing a facsimile of Judge Holt's name
In characters half a foot high. "There are
two of them in the paper, one at the top
nd one at the end of the wilL
"IlTs signature va'ncd largely, but there
arc a few tilings he always maintained.
For one thing he would always jilace a
little 'catch' at the top to the 't.' ne
never omitted this in the genuine. It is
lacking in the will. Another thing, there
is a clublikc shading at the top of the two
J's in the will. This feature is not found
in any of the genuine signatures.''
L"' IT LOOKS STUDIED.
The expert then went on to explain that
the writing In the alleged will looked
studied. Tho -words lu their formation
cemed to repeat themselves. Wheu one
was made, if it were repeated lu the docu
ment, its formation would be copied from
the first oue.
"After a very careful study, it is my
oplulon," said Prof. Carvalho, "Unit it the
exhibits in the form of letters given me for
examination are in Judge Holt's hand
writing, then he did not write the will or
the signature. It was written by another,
and Is a forgery, pure and simple."
"Simple, but not pure, professor," inter
posed Major Butterwortli, pleasantly.
"No; it'ssl tuple, too, andanawfulbotch."
"What about the signatures of the wit
nesses?" asked Mr. Worthington.
"I have examined only the signature of
Mrs. Ellen B. E. Sherman by means ot the
protractor. The same person that wrote the
will wrote the signature of Mrs. Sherman, I
believe."
It was the custom at the time the will
purports to hare been written to use sand I
tor blotting purposes. I
"Did you find any evidences ot the use '
of sand on the epistles written by Judge
Holt?" asked Mr. Worthington.
"Yes, I found sand had been used todry
every one I examined."
"Were there any evidences of the use of
sand on the disputed paper?"
"Not one sir.''
"If it were used would It show now?"
AGE Or THE PAPER.
"There would undoubtedly be seme evi
dences of its use." -
"What can you say about the age of the
paper?"
"I think It could bae been of the age
rcpretented. but I Lelievc It Is I ot and lias
been made to appear so. The paper in the
letters of that ierlod Is In much better
condition than that In the will."
"Is there nnj way to make paper lock
old?"
"Oh. yes; the slmplcstand commonest way
Is to hold the paper over a stenmlnjr hot cof
fee pot until the sheet is moist. Then it is
laid flat and pressed with a hot iron. This
Continued on Second Page.
SEHfiTE Jlifl THE ST1TDE
Resolution Providing for an In
vestigation Introduced.
T0BEC02JSIDERED TOMORROW
TlieXen Deficiency Hill Wuh Quickly
HeudnudlaMud Mr.WulcottPreK
ed for Speedy Action of the Slier
niiin -Memorial Matter, But "Was O--,-poxed
by Mr. Allen.
A message in the Senate tills morning
from the House announced the passage
of the uew deficiency bill, and made re
quests for further conference on the In
dian, postofrlce. District of Columbia,
naval, and sundry civil appropriation bills.
The new deficiency bill was Ijid before
the Senate and further conference was or
dered on the appropriation bills.
Mr. Wolcott offered a resolution in
structing the Committee on the Library to
inquire into all the facts and circumstances
connected with the late award of a coi
tract for the erection at Washington of an
equestrian statue of Gen. William T. Sher
man, and requesting the Secretary of War
to suspend the execution of the contract
until a report is received bje Senate ut
the next session He asked for Its Imme
diate consideration.
Mr. Allison objected to Its immediate
consideration, and asked that the resolu
tion go over until tomorrow.
Mr. Wolcott expressed his strong desire
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legislative day in the Senate tomorrow.
THE STATUE RESOLUTION.
Mr. Allison answered, with n smile, that
It was Impossible for him to say , but Le sup
posed there would be.
The resolution went over until tomorrow,
and the clerk proceeded with the ic.dlr-.
of the new deficiency bill.
Although the bill cohered 130 printed
pa gcstliereadinwasufcompllslied, through
the skill of the reader in emitting para
graphs and pages and giving mcrel the
headings and amounts of the Items which
he noticed at all. In the brief space of half
an hour.
Mr. Harris moved to amend the bill by
incorporating in itthe decreesof the Court
of Claims, under the Bowman act, aggre
gating about half a million dollars. These
claims, he said, had undergone the scrutiny
of Judicial investigation. They had been
long due, and the ought to be paid. As
to a newspaper statement of his intention
to ask the cas and nays on the French
spoliation amendment, Mr. Harris denied
that he had ever made such a statement.
He had examined those French spoliation
claims and had never had any interest in
them, pro or con.
Mr. Hale, in charge of the bill, made
.a point or order against the amendment.
Those claims were not, he said, techni
cally judgments; they had not been au
dited, and they had not been estimated
for.
NEBULOUS TOINTS OF ORDER.
Mr. Vest said that points of order In
the Senate were "nebulous." The Senate
always did what It wanted to do, and if
the rules were in the way they were
"wiped out of the way." These Bowman
claims he declared to he the claims of
the highest equitable character.
After further discusi-ion the Vice Presi
dent submitted the question to the Senate,
and the point of order was sustained, thus
excluding the amendment. -
The deficiency bill was then passed with
out amendment.
Mr. Daniel introduced, and the Senate
passed, a bill appropriating $00,550 to
pay the Richmond Locomoti e and Ma chine
works for damages and losses Incurred in
the construction of the armed battleship
Texas.
A resolution concurrlnginthe withdrawal
from the trust ruud ot the Chickasaw In
dlansof $1(10. 1100, to be subject to warrants
drawn upon it by the treasurer of the tribe,
was offered by Mr. Jones and agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Perkins Senate bill
appropriating S3E0.C00 for a public build
ing at Oakland. Cal , wus taken rroru the
'calendar nd passed.
WIFE PLEADED FOH MEHCY.
Young Mr-H.McIntlrolM feu re UcrHiiH-
band Will Xot Heat Her Again.
Touched by the plea of a joung wife.
Judge Miller was merciful this afternoon
to ucruel husband who bad assaulted her.
The accused was William J. Melnlire,
who has beea married ouly a rojr ,und jet
in that biicf time he has spent six months
'n jail for assaulting his wife, Captoia,
and would have gone back there today
it she had not begged tue tourtso nard to
spare him.
Melnlire works in theNavy Yard.carnlns
51.20 a day. bober he Is a decent fellow,
drunk he is a brute.
His wife, an exceedingly pretty woman
of twenti. dressed neatly in a fresh white
I shirt waist and gray skirt, took the stout!.
sue toiu ot iicinure 8 conuuet, in rorgct
ting his manhood so far as to strike a
woman.
"But, Judge, he would never have done
it oiilj he was drunk." sobbed the peor
girl, covering her bruised face and eyes
with her bauds
"Let him off this time. Just this once,
aud he has promised never to strike me
again."
"He had better not," said the court,
sternly, who believes sometimes whipping
posts would be excellent institutions for
wire Dealers. "It he does I'll send him to
jail."
"Mclntyre, you have been bore before
for Oils same offense, haven't you?" de
manded the court.
Mclntyre, bis eyes averted from his wife's
tearful look and the imlep'a smmrni
i eyes, said, "Yes, and It -was all caused
uy wnisKy.
"How about this time?"
"Whisky again.' "
"Then you leave dt alone, or"roull so
to jail." said JudK Miller, "the very
next time you bent; that woman."
The court took his personal bands.
Ivv Institute1 Ba
Cefrtte, 8th and
E. Our unexcelled
wane, s.
THIS KIND OF
Jpp' lf)M
Is Acceptable to
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Conferees on Local Appropriation
Bili Make Partial Report.
THE QUESTIONS IN DISPUTE
Dlffcrc-ncc-H of Opinion Ah to Appro
priations for &cctarlun InxtltutioiiK.
Neither House "Willing; to Hack
Sunn Entire Matter of Lighting
btlll lu Disagreement.
The partial report of the conferees on
the District appropriations bill was pre
sented to the bcualc this morning and
agreed to.
i i.i 1. 1. ale recedes from its amendment
appropriating $202,380 5G for the pnj
menlof lots condemned for the extension of
blxteenlli urcct. It alto recedes Horn Its
amcndmeutiiroldIng for the completion of
the uuueducL tunnel. Both these measures
are dead for thii sesslou, at least.
The entire matter of lighting is still In
disagreement, and will be taken up again.
The question or charities Is a matter oer
which the conferees jet disagree. The
House has taken a decided stand on this
question, and means to gie no appropria
tions to sectarian institutions. The fcenite
is so far also dc-termined that nothing shall
move it from Its amendments. There Is
also no agreement on the House provision
for the water sinking fund.
THICE OF TELEPHONES.
The Senate amendment concerning cars
running over other railroads is amended
so that trail cars drawing through passen
gers on any suburban line may be carried
oeranj suburban Hue with which it con
nects, but cither company can only collect
fares from passengers boarding cars ot
Its owu lines.
The amendment for paving Connecticut
avenue and Columbia road lu amended 1,
the Commissioners being directed to ex
amine the proposed extension and report
to Congress on'or before the first Monday
of Beptcmber next.
For grading and regulating Yale, Bis
marck, Princeton, Howard aud Columbia
streets, between Keeutli and Fourteenth
streets, $90,500 is given. Instead of $1CG,
D00. The Commissioners are also instructed
to report to Congress on or before the first
Monday in Hecember tho advisability of
regulating the price of telephones.
HOSPITAL TOR CONTAGIOUS DIS-
EASES.
Mr. Gallinger Introduced a bill to author
ize the acquisition of certain real estate
for the purpose of a site for a hospital for
contagious diseases The land is situated
on thcHlndenilurgpike,in tbenortbea'stcrn
part of the District, and contains nrty
four acres. It is known us "Barljadocs and
Scotland," and sometimes as "Fort Lin
coln Heights," adjoining the Reform School
farm. The price asked in $64,800. The
usual provision is made for condemnation
if an agreement canpot be reached with the
ow ner,
The Vice-President laid lefore the Senate
the protest of the Academy of Natural
Sciences of Philadelphia against the bill
for the further prevention of cruelty to
animals in the District of Columbia.
Mr. Cannon today offered in the House
a little deficiency bill, and moved that It
be passed under suspension of the rule;
The only item of .local interest was oue
appropriating $900 to repair the damage
inflicted upon the foliage in the Capitol
grounds by the two recent severe storms.
This attains the object sought by Mr.
Payne in the introduction of a bill for
this specific purpose.
Mr. Cannon thought that IT the sum was
not allowed, the ordinary force eniployedon
the grounds must be discharged, for the re
remalnder of the fiscal year. Hut by the ex
penditure of $900 the employ es can be kept
at work during this month and repair the
danwge sustained by the foliage.
The bill was passed, receiving the
necessary two-thirds dtes.
Dervishes Lost Heavily r. lrket.
Cairo, June 8. Advices received from
Akasbeh, the advance post occupied by the
Egyptian troops in the Soudan this morn
ing, say that In the battle which took
place between the Egyptians and the der
vislies at aud around Eirket, 800 dervishes
were killed aud 400 taken prisoners.
The number of wounded dervishes la not
reported.
tVunamakor "Was Beaten.
Huntingdon, Pa., June 8. The result of
Saturday's Republican primaries In Hunt
ingdon county show that Senator Penrose
has won over ex-Postmaster General Wan
amaker for United States Senatorial dele
gates by a majority on the popular vote
of about 400 and a majority of delegates
of 20.
Mrs. Tlinrber Gone to Massachusetts.
Mrs. Henry T. Thurber, the wife ot the
President's private secretary, left Wash
ington this afternoou, with her children, to
lake up her summer residence aUMarion.
Mass., near Gray Gables. Mr. Thurber will
remain in 'Washington until the President
coesto Bazzva'a Bay,
CURRENCY
All Candidates.
QOBJECTIGHSTOQFFEB
President Notified of the Tran
sit. Company's Bill.
LETTER OF COMMISSIONERS
Protest of tho Baltimore Drug Firm
AKUlnxt the Award of Certain
HldH 'Will Not Avail Long List of
IniproementK Ordered Minor JJIm
trlct Mattcru.
The Commissioner have nol Hied the Pres
Ideut that they have no objections to otfer
to the bill authorizing the Baltimore and
Washington Transit Company to enter the
District, aud raorable executive actiou
was jeeoruingly rctoijuiemled.
hhariic & Dolime ,lhe Baltimore druggists,
who made a protest against the District
nielliod of adeeming for bids for general
supplies, as menlloned in The Times, may
aot be able to defeat the award to l'arke,
Dais ,c Comiuny", but the paper filed with
the CommUsidners will present a similar
adTcrll'emeitt lu futnre.
In their circulars caUiJtT fSr-propbsafs,
the Commissioners specified certalu prep
arations andarllcksby oaillc, auiongothers
many of l'arke, Davis &. Co.'s fluid ex
tracts, thus cutting oft competition, and the
protest folio wed".
In response Sharie& JJohnie were today
advised that in future Uic specifications
will be so drawn as to obviate objectionsof
that character, but that In the present in
stance the only thing left to be done is tofllc
the schedule; of iblds with protest
with the board for action, having
In en created by the act of
January 27, 1891, and consisting of the
assistant Secretaries ot the Treasury and
one of Hie assistant rostmastcrs General.
THE DAILI OEDEES.
Orders wercUsued today for public work
as follows:
That 010 feel of eighteen Inch sewer be
built in hewa rk street, between New Hamp
shire avenue and Seventh street. Petwnrth,
at an estimated cost of $1,525, chargeable
to current appropriation for suburban sew
ers. That sewer In the north side of S street
northwest, between Sixth and Seventh
streets, be replaced, at an estimated cost of
$1,191, chargeable to appropriation for re
placingscwersduringHic next fiscal year.
"That a Tire hjdraut be erected at the
southeast corner of Virginia avenue and E
street northw est.
That a drinking fountain, to be furnished
by the Washington Humane Society, be
placed on the north side of Water street,
thirty feet west ot Thirtieth street.
That 34D feet of four inch water main
belaid on the snjtli side ot New York ave
nue from the end ot the present four inch
main opposite lot 14, square 171, to the
sit Inch main in Seventeenth street.
That a brkk.sidewulk I c laid in front of
No. 71 Myrtle street, under the pro
visions of the pcrruisistem.
That aa allotment of $735.27 be ap
proved from the apprcpriatiou for the
parking commission,, current quarter.
That 650 feetor f(x inch water main be
laid in the north side or Mcrris street, be
tween Sixth and Seventh streets northeast,
and a three-inch main be laid in Syrhax
court, between Thlfd, Four-and-a-hair, L
and K streets southwest.
CATHOLICS VERSUS A. 1 A.
New Society Organized In Now York
to Entec Politics.
New York, June 8j A number of young
aud aggressive Roman Catholics in this
city havebecu-quietlyatworkfornbout four
monius organizing a society, which, it is
intended, shall be national in scope, and
the primary object orf which is to meet the
A. P. A. organization. The new society
is known as the American Order of United
Catholics. It has already nine councils in
this city, the last ofjwhjch was organized
yesterday in the parish, ot St. Theresa's
Church, oue of the laigcs Catholic churches
on the lower cast side.
It is the intention of the rounders of the
new society that it shall make Its influence
felt next fall in the;elecUon ot President,
members of Congress and or the State legist
lature. They will beiasked to gie assur
ances that they are, not irr accord with the
purposes ot the A. JPiA., and that they will
not support any measure ot discrimination
against Roman Catrjollcs.
Arrangements haver, already been made
to send two delegates todntervlew Major
McKlnlcy between oowind the assembling
of the Republican nationatioonentton. with
a view of aseertalnliigjTvbether It is true,
as reported, that jjo'aesoied a delegation
from the A.P.A.tJtixtbcivaJiln sympathy
with the purposes "jst.tuat-organlzat'on.
i.
Consul-ut illinSiNoniluated.
The Prel'dentjrodivfeiot to the Semite
J the nomination of B,nMj Ttortleman ot -Mas
sachusetts, tu be-ccnsupit Malaga, Spain.
WEARIED JHE SPEAKER
Mr. Kem's Objection Provoked a
Characteristic Reply. '
ALL ABOUT A QUORUM
Czur Deed rresdnied That the Popu
list Know u Quorum tVus Jfot Jfec
euHury to u Call ot tho Uouhb TUe
Laconic Answer Cuue-d Ueurty
Laughter.
The House reassembled at 10 o'clock, In
continuation of Saturday's session, about
rirty members then being present.
Mr. Sherman presented a report from the
Committee on Indian Arfalrs,recommcndlng
that a resolution ot inquiry accompanying
It be passed. It called upon tho Secretary
of the Treasury to inform the House what,
ifnuy, steps had been taken under the pro
visions of the Indian bill for the current
year, to collect from West Virginia the
amount dwTuiioii the proportion 6r certain
Indian bonds It assumed to pay when set
off from old Virginia.
The ote on agreeing to the report showed
3eenty members present, whereupon Mr.
Kem made the ointotnoquorumanda call
of thellouse vsasordered.thefirsteallof the
-sesMon, except at a Friday night meeting.
One hundred and sixty eight members re
sjionded berore the roil call was completed
Dot quite a quorum.
Requests beiug made for leav e of ab-ence-for
se eral members Mr. Kem objected to
granting Uiem by unanimous consent, and
they were excused by vote. Mr. Kem at
the first vote made the pointof no quorum.
LESbON FOR MR. KEM.
The Speaker, with an air of weariness, re;
marked that lie "had hoped thalthe gentle
man would learn that In a call of the
House no quorum was required." (Laugh
ter). Mr. Dluglcy proposed a resolution re
voking all lca es ot absence except such as
were granted on account of Illness of the
member or of a member of his family.
Mr. Kem asked If it was in order.
The Speaker Informed the gentleman that
under the Constitution of the United States
it was competent for the House to transact
certain business in the absence of a quorum.
Mr. Kem 1 wish then that I had power
to amend the Constitution.
The Spenker (amued at the Idea) -Well,
there are some things that are providential.
Mr. Sherman I ask unanimous consent
that such power be given the gentleman.
(Laughter.)
Mr. Payne- I must object to that.
A quorum halng appeared, the resolu
tion reported by Mr. Sherman was agreed
to.
Mr. Cannon moved to suspend the rules
and pass a deficiency bill appropriating
$25,000 for pay and mileage of members
of the House of Representatives; $12,000
for expenses of special and select commit
tees; $000 to put the Capitol" grounds In
condllIoiivufter the recent storm, and
$20,000for Bering Sea patrol. The rule
was passed.
ACTIVELY OPPOSED.
Mr. Aldrlcii moved the passage ot the
Senate bill appropriating $15,845 to pay
the claims found by a military comniissitn
to be due on account ot the explosion of a
caisson on Grand Bculcvard. Chicago,
while Battery F, Second Artillery, was on
a practice march through the streets of
that city Julv 1G. 1894.
It was actively oppissd by Messrs. Rich
ardson, McMllhn, Walker and Grosvenor
on the ground that there was no legal
liability on the part of the government;
ao negligence, being alleged against It.
It was advocated by Messrs. Aldrlcii, Par
ser and Hopkins. The motion was defeated
86 to 106.
Mr. Daniels called up the contested elec
tion case of Aldrlcii, Republican, vs. Un
derwood, Democrat, from the Alabama dis
trict, aud asked that it be disposed of.
Mr. Tawney made the point that this, be
ing the legislath edayofSaturday.dev oted
bjipicjalordertoconsiderationormeastires
under suspension of the rules, tlie election
case could not supersede that order of busi
ness. The Speaker pro tem said the House iro-3
proceeding as an ordinary suspension day
and thatthe motion by the gentleman from
New York was in order.
Mr. McMilliii raided the question of con
sideration, and the House, C3 to C4, re
fused to consider the election cae.
The Speaker pro tem. laid before the
House the bill, with Senate amendments,
to expedite the delivery of imports re
ceived in packages notexccedlnglOOpounds
in weight and $500 in value.
The Senate amendments were concurred
in.
Mr. Pavno moved to suspend the rules
and pass the bill reported from the Commit
tee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries
amending the shipping laws. It abolishes
imprisonment for violation of contract to
serve on a voyage; abolishes the systemof
allotments of wages except In case of
father, mother or other dependent rela
tive, and rev Ises the rations to be served the
sailor.
Mr. Tayne's statement In explanation of
the provisions ot the bill was Interrupted
to receive a message from the Senate an
nouncing thatit had passed without amend
ment the new general dericlene-y bill passed
by the House Saturday afternoon. The
message was received with applause.
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Competitor Documents at Madrid.
Madrid, June 8. The documents relative
to the seizure of the American schooner
Competitor and the sentencing to death of
Alfredo Laborde, Owen Milton, William
Kinlea, Ellas Bedla, and Theodore Maza,
who were on board of ber, have arrived
here. They will be immediately submitted
to the military and naval council, which
will review all the proceedings in the case.
Buildings Ov erturned by Wind.
Lansing, Mich ,June8. A tornado struck
this city from the west shortly after 11
o'clock yesterday, and a terrible wind
and rain storm followed. It was tho
worst storm experienced here In years
Trees were uprooted and scores of them
broken off. Nurderousoutbutldings were
overturned. The rain fell In torrents.
Downing; Sure ot Henonilmitlon.
Virginia, III., June 8. Finish L. Down
ing, the former Democratic member of Con
gress for the Sixteenth district, who was
unseated Friday, urrivedhome yesterday.
He has selected Congressional delegates,
and feels confident of being renominated
Wednesday.
Gen Quesuda Dead.
New 5Tork, June 8.-Gen. Rafael Quesada,
who was lo have commanded the next ex
pedition to Cuba, and who was an uncle
of the secretary ot the Cuban legation in
tnls dry, died here Saturday from a a opera
tion made necesjjary by cancejot thjthxoat,.
STATESMEN ENJOY" AJT OUTING.
Dellifhtfnl Excursion to Cape May
Tendered by Mr. Doruco Cake.
Ca pe May, N. J., June8. A Congressional
excursion, tendered by Mr. Horace M. Cake,
proprietorof the Norma ndlo Hotel, ot Was b
Ington, and or the Stockton Hotel, of Cape
May, arrived here Saturday at 3 p. in., and
the tourists bad a delightful outing by the
ca.
The patty consisted of Senators and Con
gressmen, their wives and families, United
States Treasurer Daniel Morgan, wife and
family; Interstate Commerce Commissioner
Judge Martin A. Knapp and Mrs. Knapp
and many others. All enjoyed an ocean
dip. They returned to Washington yester
day. W. Huntington Nelson, one of Mr. Cake's
associates, was in charge of the party.
Mrs. J. D. Merrltt. of Washington, sent
two skilled photographers from ber studio,
on Pennsylvania avenue, and several lnter
sting pictures were taken in groups and
otherwise, as reminders of the outing.
COH TEH 5E ffi
Fifteen States Have Some to
Present at St. Louis.
M'KINLETITES FEEL SAFE
Murk Ilaunu and His Assistants Ex
pected to Arrive Tonight specnlu
tlou us to Mtruiricniice of 11. C.
Kerens nud ex Congressman
Frank's Visit to McKlulcy
St. Louis, Mo., June 8. The committee
on contested seats to the Republican na
tional convention will have problems to
solve from firteen States and one Territory.
Ex Congressman Thompson of Ohio, hav
ing in charge the conteioa of McKinley
delegates from various States, authorizes
the statement that there are contests in
Alabama, California, Deleware, Florida,
Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi,
New York, North Carolina, Pennsylva
nia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas,
Virginia and Arizona.
Mr. Thompson Is confident that the com
mittee will recognize the claims of the lie
Kuilejites as tne regularly-elected de-'e-gatcs.
THOUSANDS TO SLEEP IN CARS.
Whatever sleep a large number ot imIHI
claus are to get during their convention
sojourn here will be enjoyed in the rail
road cars which bring thein to the city.
Arrangements have been made by the
-Terminal Railroad AsAoclation to store
fcOO passenger uire at different places in
St. Louis during tlie latter part of this
and all of next week.
More than 200 of these coaches-all
sleepers will be converted into temporary
hotels. Spaces are being reserved for
them, and positions conducive to comfort
and convenience have been see'ected. It
has been decided by the Terminal Associa
tion to a'low each of its twenty lines the
storage of ten occupied sleeping cars.
This arrangement will provide lodging
places for at least 20,000 parsons within
five minutes' walk of the convention lull.
The morning trains brought few arrivals
of prominence. The latest advices are that
Mr. Uanna nn I the Ohio contingent of Mc
Kinley workers will arrive totiight. Chair
man Mtnley of Maine anJ James S. Clark
son of, Iowa are niaedulcd to reach here
tomorrow night.
KERENS' VISIT TO McKlXLEY.
Ex-Gov.Forakcr. of Ohio, who Is to pre
sent McKinley 's name to the convention,
will not be in St. Louts until next Sunday
or Monday. He vs lit be escorted In a spe
cial car by the Ulaluc Club, of Columbus.
The chief topic or conversation among
the politicians in the hotel corridorb thU
morning was the v lsit or Hon. is.. C. Kerens
and ex-Congressman Nitban Frank, of this
city, to Major McKinley yesterday.
It was conceded Unit their visit was due
to nntlcipited trouble over the temporary
roll, McKinley desires that he shall have
proper representatives on the nntlcn.il
committee and has asked advice from
Kerens and Frank.
Chnuocey I. rillcv is quoted as stating
that the visit of Kerens and Frank to
Canton Is due to.VcKinlev's wish to have
all local and partisan differences between
ed over in such a way as to redound to the
over in such a way as to redcund to the
advantage of the Republican party.
WELCOME TO THE MNGEHS.
Pittsburg's Hospitable, Greeting to
the Sucngerbnnd.
Pittsburg. Pa., June 8. Pittsburg has e
tended a most enthusiastic welcome to the
thousands of guests who are in attendance
upon the great festival of musicand songat
theNationalSacngcrfestottheNorth Ameri
can Sacngerbund, which will open this
afternoon in the Exposition Musicllall. with
n grand reception concert, given by the
singers of Pittsburg and Allegheny.
The capacious old city ball ou Market
street, handsomely decorated and spe
cially fitted, w.s ucd as reception head
quarters for visiting societies, and from
which they were assigned to local head
quarters provided for them. On arrival
of delegates they were escorted to thu
ball, given light refreshments and every
thing possible for either comfort or pleas
ure supplied by the committees lu charge.
Throughout tlie day the reception com
mittee and Saengcrfest guides were kept
continually on the move in caring for
arriving guests.
In both cities business houses and dwell
ings are prettily adorned with flags and
bunting, and "Wlllkommen Saenger" greets
the visitors very where. By G o'clock
this eveuing it is expected all the visiting
societies will have reported.
One hundred and thirteen societies from
all over the country will be represented,
making a total of over 2,000 foreign
singers, which, with the local societies,
will bring the number of vocalists to par
ticipate to very nearly 3,000 people. The
question today is whether the large audi
torium will accommodate the prospective
throngs.
Illinois Democrats to Fight Mlver.
Chicago, June 8. The sound money Dem
ocratic btate executive committee met yes
terday morning and organized by electing
Charles A. Ewingof Decatur, Chairman, and
R. E. Spangler secretary. The cohunlttce
will at ontebegin tlie workot forming sound
money Democratlcclubs In tbe'varlous coun
ties of the State .
Wife Mnrderor Suicides.
Chicago, June 8. MnxFessler, who shot
bis wife Saturday night, committed suicide
early yesterday morning. His tody was
found by three 1 oys en the banks of the
drainage canal.
No Tidings From Tinner Pflul.
No tidings were received at police Lead
quarters today concerning Rudolph Pflel,
the t'nner. who has been mlss'ng from his
borne. No. 2317 Brightwood avenue, since
last Wednesday.
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Meteor Wins Again.
London, June 8. Tlie Meteor won the
large rater race today, nnishlng at 5:3 j. OS.
The Britannia was second, crossing the line
oBlliMljj, . - -
KICKEDTOnUMOB
Horrible Murder of a Negro in
Montgomery County.
SEVERAL OTHERS INJURED
Feud Between Two Colored Clans Cnl
nilnuted ut u Church Meeting at
handy; Spring lMeuty of Had WUUky
l'reclpltuted tho Battle Tvventjr
Arrests Expected to Ho Mude.
(Special to The Times.)
Sandy Spring. Md., J unco. Anoitierntur
dcr was committed In Montgomery county
yesterday, Clarence Thornton, colored, was
kicked and beaten to death at this place, and
his brother shot in the leg. Pete Lewis,
also colored, was beaten with a dub and
A rchle Hopkins cu t across the breast with a
razor.
Tiie murder and assault vr.n the result of
a reud between two negro clans, which
has exists J Tor several ears past. Deputy
Sheriff Sullivan is at Sandy Spring, aud
before night al least J. score ot arrests will
be made.
WHISKY STARTED THE ROW.
There was an all-day meeting ut tho
colored church at Sandy Spring. It was
well attended by the cuored people, who
toward the afternoon became highly ex
cited. Tlie two clans of negroes were in attend
ance aud soon became tilled with country
vvuisky. By J o'clck tuey were wildly
drunk.
A game of crap had been in progress, and,
as usual, it ended in a Iree right. Razors,
pistols, clubs and stones were the weapons
used.
Clarence Thornton or the Brighton ne
groes and Archie Hopkins of Sandy bpring
became involved in an Individual dispute.
The former dre.w his razor and slashed Hop
kins across the chest.
It was then the light began. A brother
of Thornton was shut in thu leg and Pete
Lewis, also or Brighton, had 1.1s skull frac
tured with a club.
Clarence Thornton started to run, but
was overtaken by the Inrurialed mob. A.
blow on the head felled him to the ground.
The multitude ot fiendish negroes stoned
him, kicked him and tiubedhlm- In a few
miuutcs he was in-enslMc. His brains and
blood spattered the green sward.
ALMOST TOISK TO PIECES.
Thornton was almost torn to pieces. His
limbs were broken ami only a breath of
life remained in tlie body.
Leaving him for dead, the maddened mob
turned upon hs brother and would cave
killed him had it not been for the timely
arrival or the congregation, leaded by Ell
Powell. They rushed in among the com
batants and by reason or an overwhelming
majority, succeeded i'i saving the lives ot
two or three of the Brighton negroes.
Dr. William E. Migruuer and Mr. Frank
Martin or Baltimore I.asteiR-d to the side of
Thornton, but l.e died within a rew min
utes. Dr. C, E. Iddings or Sandy Spring
attended the injuries of tl e other men.
The murderous assailants toon made their
escape.
Early this mornieg Justice of the Peace
Spring aril summored the following Jury
ot , InoueiK-yoreman. ex-Sheriff Farall;
Charles F- Brooke, Allan "Farquhar, War
wick M. Stabler. James S. Marlowe, J. E.
Hill, colored; I!. T. Leizear. F. D. Lelzear,
F. A. Cook, Guslar A. Bulvver, Francis
Snovvden and J. T. Henderson. After a
consultation, they adjourned to meet at
2 30 this afternoon.
OXE ARREST MADE.
About 9 o'clock this forenoon State's At
torney Alexander Kihmrand Deputy Slier
iff Sullivan went to workoa the case. Tha
names of several of the negroes have been
secured and a nuiber of arrests will be
made.
Late this afttrnooT Terry Elccrn. a tall,
black negro, was arrested by Deputy
Sherirf Sullivan, charged with being the
ringleader of the mob which murdered
Thornton.
Elcorn is a desrerate character, caving
been run out of the county some time ago.
He is a brother of a negro'named Elcorn,
who was arrested in the District and sen
tenced to the penitentiary several yea rsago
for an attcroi ted criminal assault near
Brightwood.
Thornton was also a bad character. Feel
ing is running high against thcajegrocsin
general, but no troublels reared.
At a late hour Archie Hopkins was re
ported dying from the razor cut In bla
breast.
Inqnest In the Goldman Case.
No other arrests have been made in the
Goldman case. The police of the Fourth
precinct are still searching for clews to tbo
wheelman who caused the accident. Tho
police incline to think that there is not suf
ficient evidence agaimt Ryan to hold him
after the inquest. He stoutly maintains bis
innocence. The body was brought from
Lee's undertaking establishment to tro
Fourth precinct shortly alter 2 o'clock,
where the inquest wai held.
Legation Appointment.
Henry C. Roberts, Washington correspon
dent or the Houston Post, has been appointed
to a rosltion under the United States Le
gation at Constantinople and will accom
pany Minister Terrell to Turkey. They will
sail Irom New York in a few days.
Sadie Held for the Grand Jury.
Judge Miller todav held Sadie Smith, col
ored, for the grand Jury on the charge ot
stealing $88 from Joseph A. Carter, a
pensioner, an account ot which appeared
lu The Times.
No Aliens Under Mr. Olney.
In response to a Senate resolution ot
the Secretary of State today sent to tha
Senate a communication in which be states
there arc no aliens employed In that de
partment. DEATH OF WEhbKSOWX MEN.
Philadelphia, Pa., June 8. Rev. William
Adams, D. D., pastor of the West Green
Street Presbyterian Church of this city,
died yesterday urternoon after an ex
tended illness. He was sixty years of age,
and came to Philadelphia from Boston in
1S03. Dr. Adams nusthe authorofa num
ber of prose and poetical works.
Brooklyn, N. Y., June 8 Walter T.
Hutch, head of the well known Wall street
rirni ot W. T. Hatch & Sous, bankers unci
brokers, died this mornlns at his residence In
Brooklyn.
Judged By Their Associates,
Advertisers In The
Times are pleased with
the company they are
in. They know it is a
benefit to be with the
live, successful mer
chants and the success
ful ones are all in The
Times. A reputable
advertiser knows that
it does him no good to
be found in poor company.
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