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LtO.iUO lation for last week.
The STAR'S circulation JQJ GEO
for last week was . . . 13 l.tdu
THE WEATHER TO-DA.Y.
Slight Change In Temiieraturo.
Much Colder Wednesday.
WASHED GrTCXtf. D. C, TUESDAY JttOKNrN'Gr, NOVEMBER 19, 1895. --EIGHT PAGES.
VOL. 2. KO. G12.
Vote in the Times Boxes to Set
tle the Question.
PEOPLE OPPOSING THE JOB
How tlie Present Condition of the
Agitation Is Affecting Heal Estate
Value's In tho Suburbs Fourteen
Cases in Point Congress AM. eel to
Hear tho Voice of tho Tnxpnycr.
Arrangements arc in progress Tor the
(cltlcracnt of the bond or no bond question
by the ballot, the opportunity for the ex
pression of public opinion to be furnished
by The Times.
The public is familiar with the (-chime
for tbe isuauce of $7,500,000 In bonds
which were lo be used partly fur the col
etructluu of new sewers aud partly for
the improvement of streets. Recently the
alleged epidemic of typhoid fever was
urged as a !e"er to loree Congressional
baste In the matter of the passage or the
bill, but the bottom dropped out of that
subterfuge when It was shown by The
Times that the typhoid bacillus was mercly
playing tbe role of a lobbyist. It was also
ebonn In The Times that sundry brick
inaking trusts and eemeut trusts were not
remotely connected with tbe agitation.
Recently there has arisen a sentiment
which is probably from the same manufac
tory that more millions are needed for the
street extensions and less or none at all
for the sewers, as The Times specific had
cured all the typhoid cases lu a single
Issue of the paper.
HOW IT WILL BE DONE
While all this has been brewing the people
were silent except by certain written pro
tests, which have not yet seen the light
of day. The Commissioners ha e evidently
taken It for granted that the bill will
pet through In some shape, for they are
cow Informing people that they can build
houses and improe properties along or
on the line of the proposal extensions at
thalr own risk; that is to say that a man
can't dispose of his property In the way
that suits lilm because of the prospective
passage of a bill. The .effect of all this
and other Ihiugs conuef ted with the agita
tion is to unsettle real estate values in
The merits or demerits of the bill will
be given from time to time as thedgitatlon
proceeds. The Idea of The Times Is to
crystallize public sentiment by the old
fashioned principle of the ballot box,
ud at an earlv date ballot boxes -will be
olaeed where-tbey can be easily reached
and In -which the people who ought to be
the arbiters of tho Issue can vote for or
against the passage of tho bond bill as a
pointer for Congress.
Opposition to tbe scheme Is coming from
a quarter that will certainly defeat it.
It Is well known already that there arc
petitions In against the disturbance of the
order f things In the suburbs, and In fact
tbe incessant talk about the possibilities
of tbe passage of the highway act has al
ready unsettled business to a great degree
beyond the boundary. It Is extremely
likely that what might be called "the
country vote" In The Times ballot boxes
will be very large. Tbe vote In favor of
the scheme will be found to be those who
arc directly Interested in various kinds of
real estate promotions and on behalf of
people who can -wait for twenty years
for the value of a street which will only be
on paper for about that period.
Residents of the suburbs to be affected
by these shadowy Hues of survey are Just
now In this condition, or rather fix: If
they want to borrow money on their lands
they can't do It, and If they want to sell
they can't do It. Condemnations It is tfue
are to be marked nn tbe maps, but no one
knows what the condemnation lu any rase
will amount to, and no one knows who
will compose the committee of seven to
pro rate these values on condemned lands.
HARD TO NEGOTIATE LOANS.
In order to make this plain It can be
Mated on authority that there were fourteen
cases of disappointment in negotiating
loam yesterday. One of these was de
declined In a lawyer's office, seven" In one
real estate office and six In one of tho
title Insurance companies offices. This
was the result of only a short imcstlga
tlon on this line and there can be no doubt
that the number can be almost indefinitely
The proposition affects nearly every smalll
holder of land In tbe suburbs that does not
happen to have Its lines coincident with
the proposed street lines extended. In
general terms the street extension simply
means the projection of tbe north and south
street lines wherever practicable from a
point on the city boundary to the District
The survey has been completed for the
extension from North Capitol street west.
The places where the lines arc interrupted
are the Zoological Park, and the Soldiers
Home. Coming cast from the western
boundary. Sixteenth street Is the first that
presents an unbroken line from the rh er to
the northern boundary. Then there Is a
symmetrical looking map until the north
nd south lines are broken by the Soldiers'
Home reservation. The eastern halt of the
proposed extensions will be In shape In
due time, but It Is not yet obtainable at
the office of tbe Engineer Commissioner.
PLAN OF EXTENSION.
The plan of extension contemplates some
sew avenues and innumerable east and
west streets, bjt as the lots to be affected
are not given, the map gives little ex
planation of anything, and for all investi
gating purposes an ideal sketch by a stu
dent i n civil engineering or even a com mou
land surveyor would do Just as well.
Nobody really believes that Congress will
rats the bill, whether it be seven and a
half millions or twelve millions In bonds.
The promoters appear to be Congressmen
Trllli Jobs and ex-Congressmen with tho
extension plan as a vacation "Job." The
eye of speculation had this scheme on foot
many years ago, and this, they think, is
the accepted time for pushing through Con
gress a bill to Increase at a single bound
the valne of their properties by thousands
As will be observed, the effect the agita
tion has had on small holdings Is to kill
their value and make them practically
useless as a basis of loan or sale.
BUSH FOR MAHRIAGE PEHMITS.
Baltimore Clerk's Offlco ITnd lieen
Closed for a "Week.
Baltimore, Nov. 18. When the office of
clerk of the court of common pleas
opened this morning there -was a line of
applicants waiting for marriage licenses.
Tho office had been closed since last
Wednesday owing to the death of Chief
Clerk John T. Gray. Tbe wheels of matri
mony were at a standstill. The law re
quires the clerk of common picas to grant
Mr. Gray's successor was appointed by
tho Judges of the supreme bench last
(Saturday, and today about fifty permits
to marry were handed to prospectivegrooms
r their representatives by the new official.
Chew Mint Julep Gum.
SEEK TO JUSTIFY" LTXCHIXG.
Abusive Letters Received by HoMoii'm
Mayor from the South.
Boston, Nov. 18. More than half of
the Monday morning mall to Mayor Curtis
was from various sections of the South.
These letters, on the whole, aim to Justify
the lynching and burning of colored men
south of Mason and Dixon's line. Among
many of the letters abuse was pre
dominant, especially In those from Port
Worth and Bhuman, Texas, mid Sbcrly
vllle. Tcun. Along with many of the letters
aro newspaper clippings, some of them
illustrated, of tho recent burning at Tyler,
Some of the writers appear surprised
at tbe fact that tbe mayor of Huston should
preside over an anti-lynching meeting.
Eome think that all tbe people In Boston
are "fools," "Idiots" and "negro sym
pathizers." Others Invite his honor to
come South and receive some Instructions
before presiding over any more such meet
ings. In nearly all the letters Congressman
Mors:, Rev. F. R Scully, Edward G.
Walker and all of the speakers come In
for considerable abuse. One letter goes
so far as to say that If any of the colored
speakers were to show up In Texas they
would be treated to a lynching bee. The
"cradle of liberty" Is sneered at, and one
letter goes so far as to state that they will
send missionaries up North to teach Uos
tonlans bow to rule "niggers."
ROBBERS HOLD UP A TRAIN
Cut It in Two and Ordered Engin
eer to Go Ahead.
Amount Taken Not Known PossO in
Pursuit of the Hnndlts On a
St. Cloud, Minn., Nov. IS. A Great
Northern train wa shcld up by eight or
ten men three miles west of here about
10:15 this evening.
The robbers cut the train in two and
ordered the engineer to go ahead. This
he did, arm ing here.
A posse was organized who made up a
special train and left for tbe scene of the
hold up. The amount taken Is not known.
X EG HO'S FIENDISH: DEED.
DaYldHonderson Fatally Wounds Four
Persons with a Hatchet.
Emporia, Kas., Nov. 18. Dunlap, a lit
tle village thirty miles north of here, is
wild with excitement tonight and most of
its Inhabitants are out on a man hunt.
David Henderson, a joung negro school
teacher, not long ago assaulted one of his
pupils, Dora Hay, about fourteen years of
age. He was dtcd to appear before the
board of education. The board wished to
settle the matter so Henderson would not
have to appear in court to answer to a
criminal charge. This exasperated the
father of the little girl, Samuel Ray, who
insisted that he be arrested and tried.
A quarrel ensued and Henderson struck Ray
over the head with a hatchet, splitting
his skull open.
He then made a rush for the door of the
schoolroom, and was met In the aisle by
Mrs. Ray, who attempted to 6top him. She,
too, fell before his murderous weapon. Tho
uextlnbls path wasMrs- McFall.a daughter
of Mrs. Kay and sister of little Dora. He
also felled her to the floor. He then
reached the door, but evidently not satis
fied, ho turned aside and struck Thomas
Starkey a bio w oTcr the head.
Ho escaped, leaving his victims weltering
In blood. Henderson has not since been
seen. Latest reports from Dunlap tonight
report that none of the victims are dead,
but it Is believed they cannot survive.
"Victim of the Trolley..
Atlanta, Oa , Nov. 18." G. W. Cater, an
employe of the exposition, was killed at
Jackson street and Highland avenue by a
Consolidated trolley car.
He was standing on one track, waiting
for a car approaching on another. It
took the wrong switch and struck Cater
and dragged him fifty feet.
Important Notice to the Ladles.
Madam Delarne Sale Lace Day Tomor
row. All laces Madam Delarue kept of
the finest quality will be on exhibition
and will be sold at slaughtering prices to
day. S. 6AMSTAG,
605 E street northwest
WILL CONGRESS MAKE IT BALANCE?
His Mandate to Stop the Mas
sacres Remains Unheeded.
TKOOPS TO BE MOBILIZED
When Told That There Is no Money
in tho Treasury Abdul Hamed
Simply Have at Ills Ministers Ar
menians Itetullnto Upon Moslems.
A uibttssadorsllaeI'leimry Powers.
London, Nov. 18. The Standard will to
morrow publish a dispatch from Con
stantinople stating there is no doubt that
the central authority has been doing Its
utmost to check the massacres, but owing
to the inflamed passions of thelower classes
of Moslems and the absence of sufficient
force to restrain the Kurds and also to the
defiant attitude. of tbe Zeitoun Armenians,
it has met with little success.
All the Vails hae been kept for hours
at the telegraph stutions listening to the
severest Instructions, riavorcd with the
strongest in ecltves from the palace. There
Is reason to hope that they are getting the
upper hand In Armenia, except in tlie
soulhwesteru corner of the" Zeitoun dis
trict. There the Armenians, who are In open
reolt, have destroyed many Moslem vil
lages and treated the inhabitants with the
same nameless barbarity that has been
practiced by the Turks elsewhere.
NO TROOPS AND NO MONEYj
The Sultan yesterday instructed the
ministers to draw up a plan for the mobi
lization of G0O.O0O troops. The financial
situation is sueh that such a request Is
almost grotesque. Nevertheless, the min
isters are compelled to comply, and some
sort of a scheme will be elaborated. Re
spectful hints as to the want or money made
to the Sultan threw him Into a passion. Tho
result was that several of tlie ministers
resigned, but their resignations were not
More revolutionary placards have been
posted about the city and letters of similar
Import have found their way to tho Sultan's
The opinion seems to be gaining ground
that the Armenians have so stultified
themselves that the powers are not likely
to take steps to coerce tho Sultan until
the measures that are being tried shall
have proved futile or a fresh outbreak
London. Nov. 18. The Times tomorrow
will publish a dispatch from Vienna say
ing that hitherto it has been customary for
each of the powers to malntHln one light
war ship in the Golden Horn or the Bospho
rus. It is now intended that each power
shall have two war ships there. An lrade
by the Sultan will be required loallow for
eign war ships to pass the Dardanelles.
Russia, Austria and Italy have applied to
the Porte for the necessary lrade for their
ships to pass.
GREECE'S REQUEST REFUSED.
Greece's request that she be allowed to
send a waishlpto Constantinople, has been
refused on tbe ground that she is not n
signatory power to the Berlin treaty. The
movement must be regarded as something
more than a means of protecting the cm
bassles and foreigners.
Berlin, Nov.18. Itlssenil-offlclallyslatcd
thnt the embassies in Constantinople aro
fully empowered to take all necessary
measures for therprotectlon of the Christian
population In a sudden emergency without
referring to their respective governments.
Constantinople, Nov. 18 The troops
are belDg actively mobilized in Anatolia,
but each battalion, instead of reaching
the estimated strength of 1,000 men,
does not exceed 000 men. The Porte
has cancelled the order for six battalions
in Macedonia to go to Syria, the Vail of
Salonlca protesting that It would be
unsafe to weaken the forces in Macedonia
under existing conditions.
Aden, Nov. 18 A serious outbreak has
occurred in Yemen, the principal division
of Arabia. Thelmannof Sana, In ycmen,
at the head of the 45,000 Arabs, armed with
Martini-Henry rifles, has defeated the
Turkish troops in three successive fights
The Turks ore now inside the walls
of the town of Sana, which is closely
Invested by tbe Arabs.
Chew Mint Julep Gum.
ANOTHEIl NEGItO FIEND.
Fntully Wounded Ills Intended Victim
liccauso She Screamed.
Winston, N. C, Nov. 18. Bob Scales, a
young colored man, tMnnd to a farmer
named John Meaders, near Madison, today
shot and fatally wounddl the twelvo-year-old
daughter of ThomnifBriton, a tenant
on Meader's place. i, .
The ucgro went to .Be.'on's house while
the latter was away from home and tried
to get her to go with lilm to a piece of
woods. She refused and! began screaming.
Scales told her he woedd Hill her If she
declined to accompany him, nnd at the
same timo drew a pistol from his pocket
ami shot her above the left eye.
Scales is ouly sixteen years old. He has
the reputation of being a bad character.
Officers and a mob of citizens are bunting
for him, and if caught he will certainly
A report received tonight says they are
on the fiend's track.
Trenton. N. J., Nov. 18. The contest
between Frank Fath and ex-Asemb!ymnn
William J. Thompsou for the ownership of
the flsberv along the Delaware river at
Gloucester City was settled today by the
court of errors and appeal', which af
firmed the Judgment of the supreme court
Imcstlng the title in Thompson.
TELLER HAS DISAPPEARED
What Puzzles the Bank Is That no
Money Is Gone.
Charles Hitter Left n Note Telling
His Wife She Would Xiner
See lilm Again.
Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 18. Charles F.
Ritter, paying teller of. the Tncony Saving
Fund Title and Trust Company, has .dis
appeared. A warrant has been Issued by the officers
of the company for Ills arrest, but nothing
whatever Is known of his whereabouts.
Ritter disappeared on Saturday night after
leaving a note for bis wife saying she
would never again see blrn aUve. Vice
President Lewis R. Dick of the Saving
Fund Company has also received a letter
from Ritter In which he confessed to mis
appropriating funds of the-company and
Inronnln; him of bis proposed flight.
A meeting of the directors of tho Insti
tution was called, a warrant was Issued
for Rltter's apprehension and an investiga
tion of his accounts was Immediately began.
Tbe Officers say they tave no Idea what
ever of the amount taken by Ritter. The
latter had been teller of' the bank since
its organization abont three years ago.
Mrs. Ritter believes her husband has
Tho Savings Bank people worked on Rlt
ter's books today, and up to this evening
nothing wrong had been, found with them.
His cash account wat.flund to be all
right, and if he had wished lo make a
haul before leaving he could have done so,
as there was $7,500 cash on his desk
when he left Saturday nightrand there was
nearly $200,000 in negotiable securities
In the safe.
The savings company Is a snrall con
cern, and even It It should be found that
Ritter had taken anything the amount can
not be large. Ritter wab a quiet man, of
domestic tastes, and although he was
paying teller and assistant secretary of
the bank bis salary until recently was only
$1,000 a year, when It was raised to 31,
200. Nothlnsr lias yet been learned of Rlt
CUT HIS "UNCLE'S THflOAT.
"William Alexander, in a Fit of Drunk
enness Kills J. W. noquemore.
Columbus, Ga., Nor. 18. At China Grove,
in Pike county, Ala., Sunday, afternoon,
Prof. J. W. Rnquemore was killed by his
nephew, William Alexander. .The latter,
who was bookkeeper for C. lit Head, had
been ou a spree for .two or three weeks
and was at the store.Sunday afternoon.
Roqucmore wentdowntn carry Alexander
home. They Btartcd, when Alexander
drew his knire nnd cut' Roqucmore's throat
and stabbed him three times in the back.
Roqnemore died almost Instantly.
Alexander was arrested' and carried to
Troy, where he was lodged Jn Jail. It is
believed that he was crazed by drink.
See tlie display of saddle rock, York
River and cherrystone 6ystere at notel
Johnson, as 6erved at our steamed counter
and new gents' cafe. That's all.
TOB&CCQ 11ST IllEGR
New York's Attorney General
Decides Against It.
IN EESTKAINT OF TEADE
All Purchasers of tho American To
bacco Company's Goods llecome Its
Agents nnd Purtles to a Scheino
Which Tends to Exclude All Com
petition A Monopoly Forever.
Syracuse, N. i".. Nor 18. Attorney General-
Hancock decides tbe Tobacco Trust
cae against the American Tobacco Com-,
pany on the ground that under the conspir
acy laws their consignment agreement
which compels dealers to sell their goods
exclusively is illegal and constitutes a trust.
The attorney general will Immediately
begin action In the supreme court to pro
hibit the company from doing business In
The attorney general, in his opinion,
says: "In brief the evidence and papers
submitted lo me are lo the effect that 00
per cent, or over of the cigarettes manu
factured and sold In this and olher States
are the product of Ihe American Tobacco
Company, disposed of, generally, through
agents whose profits are tho commissions
allowed on the sales made by them; in
other words, the wholesale dealer. Jobber,
or whoecr he may be that obtains tills
commodity from the comiiany for the pur
pose of commerce is, with the exceptions
I havo before stated, at once turned
intoan agent of thecompany and subjected
to its direction and control as to the terms
nnd manner in which he shall dispose
of this particular line of goods.
OTHER MANUFACTURERS EXCLUDED.
"From the evidence submitted to me tho
court would be authorized In holding that
far the larger portion of the cigarettes dis
poseel of In the State of New York are tho
product of this company, consigned to so
called agents and sold by them under an ar
rangement, express or implied, that they
shall handle tho goods of no other manufac
turer. The consolidation of the original
firms and corporations or their constituent
members into one corporation necessarily
terminates any competition between them
and tlie salo of goods by the aggregation,
having already substantial control of tho
market, upon condition that the purchasers
shall not handle tbe goods of any other firm
or corporation, necessarily has n tendency
to complete nnd continue a monopoly of the
market as far as the particular commoeiuy
"Evidence of this method of transacting
business would. In my Judgment, be com
petent to prove an original unlawful com
bination or echemo upon the part of the
organizers of tho corporation. In my
Judgment a corporation doing business In
this State and having substantial control
of the market ought not to lie permitted
to Impose ns a general perquisite upon the
purchasers of Its commodities, whether
designated as agents or not, that they shall
obtain goods from no other source.
WOULD PREVENT COMPETITION.
"Tbe enforcement of such a condition
must necessarily operate as a restraint
of trade and prevent competition. The
purchaser who deals in the merchandise of
the corporation enforcing the restriction Is
prevented from selliue the wares of any
other manufacturer and on the other hand
his customers must take thegoodsfurnished
by the party exacting obedience to tbe
demand or go elsewhere to make their pur
chases. To carry out such a rule to Its
logical sequence would enable the wealthy
corporation which has obtained a monopoly
of the market to continue the monopoly
and to drive out of business poorer and
less fortunate competitors.
"The purehaser under such nn arrange
ment and contract has really been made
party to a scheme which has a tendency
to ghe control of the market, to tlie
vendor, to the exclusion of all competitors.
I think such a me-tbod of transacting
business under the elrcumMances disclosed
is against public policy and would not
reK-elvc the approval of the courts of the
State in the case of a domestic corpora
tion. Why, then, should it be permitted
In a foreign corporation?"
"I have no sympathy with any disposi
tion upon the part of private citizens
or public offitlals lo attack the existence
of a corporation because of temporary
financial embarrassment or trivial and
Chew Mint Julep Gum.
H 23 GTS. k DAY
unintentional deviations from (bartered
powers. Applications made for purposes
or to promote the interests of rival cor
porations are unworthy of consideration.
"I am of tbe opinion that sufficient evi
dence has Been produced upon the hearing
to authorize the commencement of an
action to determine whether the American
Tobacco Company Is transacting its busi
ness In IbeStatcof New York In an unlawful
manner, In restraint or trade, and to pro
hibit it from further transaction of buch
"The application Is granted and on action
may be commenced upon filing a bond suf
ficient In form aud amount to indemnify
the people against costs of suit."
AiniTlcun College Hector.
Rome, Nov. 18. The nomination of a
new rector of the American College In
Home, which It was expected would be
made today, has been iwstponed. It is
probable that Dr. Kennedy, formerly of
Philadelphia, will lie appointed to tlie post.
Stiind by the Ministry.
Paris, Nov. 18 In the chamber of depu
ties today the ministry obtained a vote of
confidence, 428 to 52, on an Interpellation
in connection with tho arrest In London of
Emlle Arton fur complicity in the Panama
GARCIA READY FOR FIGHT
He ani Three Companions Will Go
Immediately to Cuba.
Alleged PiircliuM) of a Philadelphia
Tug ot Verified Two Filibuster
inn Expeditions Iteportetl.
New "York. Nor.18. Major Gen. CaJIxto
Garcia, Mariano Aberlche, Alfred Arango,
and M. Soto arrived here this morning on
Jhe steame-r La Campagne from Havre.
Calixto Garcia Is a famous Cuban patriot
who achieved honor lu the ten years' war
for Cuban independence and who was taken
prisoner when he had attained the rank of
major general. He was seat to Spain for
trial fifteen je-ars ago. He escaped from
the prison and made his way to Cuba where
he was made prisoner. Powerful court
lnflue-nce was brought to bear In his favor
and his lire was spared by the Spanish au
thorities on condition that he would spend
tlie remainderof his life within the confines
of the city of Madrid unless permission was
given him to leave the city by the Spanish
Less than a year ago Alfred Arango,
Mariano AbcrU-he ard M. Soto were exiled
to Epalu, with other Cuban patriots, taken
prUoner n tile fighting for freedom. They
were joung men of wealth, and their fam
ily influence in Spain was sufficiently
great to have their lives spared on condi
tion that they should never leave Madrid.
There they met Gen. Garcia, now a man
fifty-five years old. Their stories of Span
ish lyniL..y and cruelty so fired. Garcia
that he determined lo do what he could to
tecure Cuban independence.
Gen. Garcia said the party did not ex
peel to stay in New York more than a.
couple of days, and they then expected
to start for Cuba.
Philadelphia, Nov. 18. Nothing Is known
here of the story published- In New York
this morning that the Cubans have pur
chased a tug boat In this city to convey
another expedition to Cuba. The name nf
the tug said to have been bonght is given
as the "Emperor." There Is no tng of
such a name In this city, and the only tng
of that name In the list of steam vessels in
the United States Marine .Register is
owned in New York.
That the Cubans have bought a tug may
be a fact, as such a purchase has been
gosslpped about In shipping circles here,
but it was generally understood that the
boat was bought cither In Baltimore or
Colon. Colombia. Nor. IS. It is re
ported here that filibustering expeditions
are being fitted out at Blucflelds. for opera
tions in Cuba. The expedition Is said to
be preparing under the direction of the
rebel generals. Herrcra and Ruiz.
Kingston. Jamaica.Nov.l 8. Thesteamer
Elliott, from New York, for this port. Is
overdue. The Spanish consul here says
that he has reason to suspect that tho de
lay In the steamer's arrival is duo to
her deviating from her route to land a
filibustering expedition in Cuba.
Charleston, S. C, Nov. 18. Mr. J. D.
TT-,f ih. nr-rtnr rT th riirn'iln- nrrivtHl
iii the city today. The ease againsClhe
vessel will probable be made berore the
Tedcral authorities tomorrow, aud it is
also probable that a removal of it to New
York will bo asked far. Mr. Hart will be
represented here by ex-Senator M. Butler,
who Is cxpeitcd to arrive In town tonight.
Mr. Hart has arranged for th bond of
Cant. Hughes, but he did not accomplish
his end until it was too late to get the
captain liberated. He will remain in tbarga
of United states marsnai umu lumorron.
TWO EXPEDITIONS LAXDEI).
Both Equipped with Determined Men
nnd Lots of Ammunition.
New York, Nor. IS. Mr.EnriqueTrujIUo,
editor of the Cuban newspape'r. El Porvcnlr,
received a cipher dispatch this afternoon
announcing the safe arrival in Cuba of two
expeditions, bolh prepared In Canada
One of these expeditions, numbering six
teen patriots, under Gen. Francisco Car
rlllo, with 100 rifles and 10,000 cart
ridges, left Cape Hatlen, Haytl, on a
schooner and landed on tbe northeast
coast of Cuba. The other expedition was
composed of 120 men, under Jose M.
Agurre, and had two rapid-fire guns, 400
etwl hand crenades. 400 bomb shells, 500
vn.,.-iiiiT rifles. 4G4.00O cartridges nnd
machetes nnd other war material, includ
ing two boxes or meuiciue-. j.m c-iicui-tiou
landed on the southeast coast of the
MCNOZ BESIEGED 11Y HEBELS.
Jose Maceo Appointed Gcnernl-in-Clilef
During Absence of Antonio.
Santiago de Cuba, Nor. 10 via Key West,
Nor. 18. Great exe-ltcmeut prevails here
today owing to the news received from
Mauzanillo, saying that Gen. Gonzalez
Muuoz, who left that city with a strong
column a few days ago for Baire, Is
besieged by a large rebel party near the
Gen. Jose Maceo has been appointed
geuerai-in-ehlet of all the rebel forces in
tho eastern distrk-t, d-Ting the absence of
his brother, Gou. Antonio Maceo.
Tllgh Tariff McKlnley Interferes
He has already stated his Intention to
appoint delegates to the national conven
tion who will be for Billy Ilrst, last and
all the lime. But McKlnley eannot Inter
fere with the custom-made suits and over
coats which we are selling at less than
half their original mensuient price. To
day we will sell a few eboicc suits nnd
overcoats." made by leading merchant
tailors, comprising the latest shades
of domestic and Imported fabrics, at fol
lowing prices: Fine, custom-made suits or
overcoats at $8, $10, $12, and $1G, none
of whie-h were made to order for less than
$20 to $35; pants rrom $2.50 to $3, wbuh
were made to order for more than double
Bear lu mind, that all these garments aro
made by, first-class merchant tailors, nnd
were either misfits or uncalled fur. MISFIT
CLOTHING PABLOBS, 407 Seventh street
CRIME DONEFOR HOLIES
Lawyer Shoemaker Held for
Subornation of Perjury.
AFFIDAVIT PEOYED FALSB
Held to Hull In Fifteen Hundred Dol.
larw Argument for a- New Trial.
Prisoner Showed Signs of Fulling
Health, hut Was as Self-l'o-e6c4
Philadelphia, Nor. 18. The argumsnt fo'
a new trial for the coaricted murderer, H.
II. Holmes, was heard today in the court
of oyer and tenuiner, and this remarkable
case furnished another sensation.
One of the e-uunsel for the prisoner pro
due-cd an nffidarlt In court alleging to
show that Pltczel, the murdered man,
e-ontemplated suicide. Amidst the silent
amazemeutof thespeetatorsand the shocked
astonishment of the court, District Attorney
Graham proved the affidavit to be false,
and showed that Mr. Shoemaker, the at
torney uf Holmes, who offered it, had
paid the womaa who swore to It $20
for doing so.
Shoemaker was so overcome with this
exposure that he could make no explanation,
and at tbe conclusion-of the argumtnt ha
was held in $1,500 ball by the court to
answer to the barge of subornation of
nOLMES LOOKS ILL.
Holmes was In court during the argu
ment and he has falM pej ccptlbly in looks
since his trial. He has lost the-prison
bleach which paled Ills cheek and a hectlo
fl'Jsh'hns taken iLs place. His eyes were
bloodshot and dark rings around them told
of anxious days and nights.
His manner was not as cool and uncon
cerned as it was during his trial and h
showed an almost feverish Interest in the
proceedings. As foTmerly, however he
retalnsi his self possession and took notes
of the district attorney's nrgument and
prompted his lawyer during his address.
The argument consumed the entire day
and the court reserved iU deelslon bi.t
from the questions asked by the Judge It
seems certain a new trial will be refuted.
Immediately after the court had been
called to order Mr. Shoemaker presented
an affidavit from a witness purporting
to be named Blanche Uannlgan. In tala
affidavit the witness swore that tho
kent a clear store on Callowhlll street.
near the house where Pltczel was killed.
and that she knew tbe dead man. He
told her that he intended to commit sui
cide. AFFIDAVIT TROVED FALSE.
District Attorney Graham asked tbaa
the witness be called to the stand and
Mr, Shoemaker replied that he did cot
know where she was.
Then" Mr. Graham called a private de
tective named Swetzler to the stand. Th
detective testified that Shoemaker weeks
ago had written out the affidavit end
given him $20 to pay some one to swear It.
Detective Gcycr was called and he tes
tified that Swetzler had shown him tt
affidavit before it was signed.
The-n a woman was called to the stand,
who said she was the "Blanche Bacnl
gan" who signed tho affidavit. She
swore thnt she knew nothing about tho
statements In the affidavit. Her name
instead of being Uannlgan was Rhea,
nnd she is the matron of the Fourth police
district. It was at the suggestion of
Detective Geyer that she went with Swetz
IertoShoemakerandlmpersonated"Blancto Uannlgan." Shoemaker gae her $20,
and took her before a notary public ani
she swore to the stateme-nt,
SAFETY LAY IN SILENCE.
This astonishing te-stlmony that seemed
to clearly point lo a perjured nff!dait
evidently surprised the e-ourt, and wbeu
Shoe-maker attempted to make some con
futed statements. Judge Thajer suggcsie-d
to him that his greatest sarety lay in
Mr. Uotan, Holmes' other attorney, stated
to the court that he knew nothing of tLe
affidavit, and then ha began the argument
for a new trial.
In concluding his argument Mr. Kotan
asked the court to take particular note in
their decision of the nieelical evidence of
fered at the trial which he conte-nded was
incomplete and inconclusive.
Judge Tbaye-r replied that thecourt would
comlder this phaeOt the case, especially as
requested by Mr. Rotan. Then Judge
Thayer, addressing Mr. Shoemaker, told
him that he had a most unpleasant duty to
HELD FORSUBORNATIOX OFPER JURY
He said that in view of tbe use Mr. Shoe
maker made of the affidavit be presented
in court this morning the court had no
alternative but to hold Mm in $1,500 ball
for subornation of perjury.
Mr. Shoemaker stood pallid and ncrve'et i
while Judge Thayer was speaking, and
whea his honor had finished he made nn
inarticulate effort to say something, but
bis voice choked and ho sat down silently.
Shoemaker procured bail, but refused to
make any statement in regard td the
affidant. ne would ouly say that It was
a most cruel and. unexpected development
to him, and that ho under-tood his whols
professional e-areer was at stake. Mr.
Rotau, Mr. Shoemaker's colleague, was
greatly worried over the affair, as ha
feared it would reflect upon him, but as
it was clearly shown In court this morning
that he had no hand in prui-uring the
affidavit, the beuih of Judges exonerated
bin) from blame. Mr. Rotau expressed the
opinion that Shoemaker would be able to
show his Innocence of any gullly intent, and
that he fell into a trap that was set for hlia.
Insane Man Hangs Himself.
River Junction, Fin., Nor. 18. H.Tucker,
a patient In the State Insane Asylum,
committed suicide last night by hanging
himself with a bed sheet to a Joist. Tucker
was brought here Saturday from SanfonV
Fla. He was highly connected.
Enrthciuafcesi in Messina.
Rome, Nor.18. The populocc of Messina
was badly frightened today by a scries
of earthquakes and fll from their houses.
No damage was done.
Judge Harmon Goes Away.
Attorney General Harmon left here yet
terday afternoon forNew York.
Anctlon Sales To-day.
Ratclltfc. Sutton & Co.. 920 Pennsylvania
avenue northwest K street northeast. No.
59. three-story and biscmont brick dwelling,
partlots 253 ami 251,Rquire075, by order
of J. Waller Cooksey, trustee. Sale to-
'itatellffe'. Sutton A Co., 920PennsvlvanIa
avenue northwest Fourth street northwest.
No. 730, two-story brick dwelling, part
lot 8, square SIS. by order of Charles W.
Darr, trustee. Sale today at 4 p. m.
Duncanson Bros., Ninth ami D streets
K street northwest, Nos. 713 to 717.
four three-slorv brick dwellings, original
lot 3, square 420, by order of W E. Ed
monston.J. B-Larner nnd T.P.Myers, trus
tee's. Sale today at 4 p. m.
Thomas Powllng Ik Co.. 612 E street
northwest Ninth and F MrectR northeast,
brick dwclllrcr, lot 53. square 93(1. by order
of Thomas P nnd James M. Woodward,
trustees. Sale today at 4:30 p. m.
Chew Mint Julep Gum.
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