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WASHINGTON, D. C, WEDNESDAY M0BNING MAT 20, 1896-EIGHT PAGES.
VOL. 3. NO. 795.
15SED II M ill
SIT TIE IjlllS GEIIIIE
Many Witnesses Swear to Judge
Hoh's Handwriting. .
POSITIVE OF TEE SIGNATURE
DEATH LIS1JS CLOSED
Hospital Officials Now Believe
Kettler Will Ricover.
Ssnate Rushes the District Bill
Through in a Hurry.
FOUR NEW FIRE ENGINES
Florida C'garmakers Rendered
Idle Will Fight for Cuba.
LOSS IN TOBACCO CUSTOMS"
MANY BENEFITS PLANNED
'UvfiTS'Jpr -rS" -R ?-V-C rBii
BETTER THAN NO SEAT AT ALL.
jL 21 IF it A l4
An Amendment to Purchase Them
Met "With No Objection Mr. Gor
iii ail's Slove for the Hetturment of
the rollco und Fire Itellef Fund.
Auuloslun Iwlund Knocked Out.
Tlic Senate broke the record jesterday
and passed ttie District appropriation bill
in me hours.
Sonic importantmatters were disposed of.
Uiie amendment to the bill prepared by
tlie District Commissioners giving tlieni
tlic right to erect telephone poles in the
Tire limits, and against which the Colum
bia Heights Citizens' Association was
fighting, was knocked out on a point of
The lessons or the fire of Monday night
were quickly learned. Tlic Appropriations
Committee had made provision ror two
new fire engines and the Senate increased
that number to four, appropriating the
necessary money to erect and furnish the
building-. An amendment was also adopt
ed providing that a sufficient amouulsliould
be taken rrom the nnes in the police court
to meet all deficiencies in the police a'nd
fireni-n relief fund.
The amendment to purchase Analostan
Inland for $112,500 as a future site for the
contagious hospital was deleated after a
warm debate. Policemen in the District
were also remembered in an amendment
granting them thirty dais' leave with
paj each jenr.
The charity schedule was passed as
amended by the Senate arter a debate
gf an hour. The school schedule pas-ed
Willi but a minor change, and the amend
ment dedicating the Potomac Flat, to the
District as "Riverside Park" met with no
objection. The same disposal was made
of the amendment to finish the aqueduct
THE FIRST DISCUSSION.
The first dieussion of the daj came w lien
the cliarily schedule was reached. Mr.
Piatt thought it better to leave the char
it j schedule as it came from the House.
That -was supposed to be a settlement of a
much discussed and -vexed question. He
Insisted it would be better to leave the
matter as it came from the House.
Mr. Teller agreed with Mr. Piatt but said
it vv ould be doing a great injurj to certain
worthy institution'!. Aslougas things -were
as they are the government would have
to look after the matter of charity in the
District. The only conclusion the com
mittee could reach was the amendment.
Mr Peffer opposed the committee amend
ment. He thought the time had come to
meet the question with heroic measures"
AM money should be cut off at once from
all private institutions He hoped the
amendment -would not be agreed with
Mr. Galllnger thought the committee had
made amlstukem changing theHoue meas
ure. Back of all was a principle -which had
to be met sooner or later. In New
Hampshire a measure to appropriate money
for a sectarian purpose -would meet wi'h
no support. He hoped Congress w ould get
rid of this que&Uon as soon as possible.
Mr. Sherman said this matter was dis-cu-scd
aud settled over forty years ago
w heu he was a member of the House. The
j-ectanau principle was up then as now.
He believed with the other gentlemen that
the government should look after charity
claims There must be places where sick
persons can be brought. He thought tho
amendment a good one. The matter should
be postponed until the government had
buildings of its own. Any religion is better
than none, he thought, and so anj clianty
Is better than none.
On the motion to accept the committee
amendment Mr. Gorman -poke. He referred
to the w ork of the superlntendentof charity
He trusted the committee amendment w ould
Mr. George said he was opposed to the
amendment, Mr. Cockrell supported the
amendment. It gave money for the re
lief of humanity. Mr. Cockrell held that
there were no public institutions m the
city to care for the needy. If the House
bill passed charity must be let out by
"Advertised to the lowest bidder?"
queried Mr Gray.
MUST BE ADVERTISED.
"Yes, advertised," responded Mr. Gray:
He would like to see the contracts which
would be drawn up to cover the case.
Under the House bill, he claimed, theamount
appropriated could not be used. So the com
mittee had done the .best thing in offering
Mr Galllnger wanted the House bll1
jriven a trial ror a year at least. Then Con
gress would have 6ome chauce to get at
Mr. Allison said It was the intention
of the committee to meet the views of
the nousc on the charity question. Bl-5
It could not see Its way clear to do this
without crippling seriously some of the
most worthy charities of the city. It
was said to us that there would be
no' change Of existing affairs uuder the
House measure. The committee had found
lul two general dispensing agencies in
lie District. One was the Almshouse. He
would not like to see any assigned to it.
TJie other was the rrcedman's Hospital.
So the committee found it would be im
possible to fol.ow the provisions of the
Mr. "Wolcott asked why the amendment
was added that no money should go to a
Mr. Allison eiplalncd that the committee
had been informed that some of the in
stitutions had given part of their .ap
propriation to the building of churches.
The -vote stood 33 to 13 In favor of the
committee amendment. The vote In de
Those -oting ajc were. Messrs. A Idrich,
Allen, Allison, Bacon, Bate, Berry, Black
burn, Caffrey, Cameron, Carter. Chandler.
Cockrell, Cullom, Faulkner, Gorman, Gray,
Hale, Harris, Hawlcy, Hill, Jones of
Arkansas, Kyle, McBndc, Pasco, Perkins,
Pettlgrcw, Roach. Shoup, Stewart, Teller,
Vest, "Walthall, vVctmore, "White, Wilson,
Those veiling naj were Messrs. Baker,
Brown, Burrows. Chilton, Clark, Gal
llnger, George. Mills, Nelsou, Peffer,
Piatt, and Warren.
Mr. Teller offered an amendment against
any men of a board of trustees of any
Institution trading with the institution.
Mr Hawlcy introduced an amendment to
be added to the fire department schedule
providing for the appropriation of ?55,
000 for the purpose or establishing two
new fire companies. Twj engines are tc
be purchased at a cost of $4,500 each. Tho
remainder of the amount is to be used for
the purchase of lots, building aud furnish
ing tlie houses.
Mr Harris did not ask for any further
delay on the street railroad paragraph in
the street schedule and it remains as
Among the amendments ofCered by
By Mr. Stewart, to gravel Twentieth
etreet extended, S2.C00; to oxtend Con
necticut aveuue bejond Rock Creek $10,
O00, and to macadamize Broad Branch
road, $5,000. "
By Mr. Harris, for the paving of Eigh
teenth street extended and Cincinnati
By Mr. Allison, providing for the ex
tension of Leroy Place to the District
line, and changing the appropriation for
cued on Eighth Page.
MIsh Throckmorton nnd :Mlns Hyne,
Both Fumllmr "With fheX,ate Judgo
Advocute's Chlrogrnphy, Pro
nounce the Testament Genuine
MuJ. Throckmorton' Court-Mui tin!.
Much of the evidence submitted jester
day in the Holt will case was for the
purpose of establishing the lact that
Judge HolL did write und sign the mjs
terlous document. "When court adjourned
in the afternoon, Mr, Darlington, ol counsel
for the cuv calces, baid that his side will
probably finish their evidence bj noou to
day. The continuation of the cross-examination
of Executor Luke Devlin occupied
the early morning hours. Miss Josephine'
nolt Throckmorton, one. of the bene
ficiaries under the alleged will, succeeded
him on the stand, and was closelj fol
lowed by Miss Lizzie Hjnes, the other
claimant by the will.
Mrs. Mary MeCord-Hay of Kentucky, a
relative of Judge Holt, was very familiar
with the testator through a long-continued
correspondence with him, and she
fully identified the handwriting in the
paper as that of the late judge advocate.
RULED OUT THE QUARREL.
Another witness asked to prove the
genuineness or the handwriting was Mrs..
Fnnnie Throckmorton, mother of Miss
Throckmorton. bhe, too, had received
letters from Judge Holt. Tlie last letter
was received about 1881, witness said,
though she had written the testator a
letter or two since that time. Thej were
both written in 18U2, and neither was
The witness proceeded to explain why
the letters were not answered, but Judge
Wilson stopped her. Mr. Darlington ob
jected to lurther questions, saving the
witness had been called upon merely to
prove handwritmgr- He knew that the
purpose of the cross-examination, hp said,
wab to show that strained relations ex
isted between the Uolts and the Throck
mortons. The judge refused to permit
the explanation prorfered.
Mr. Charles B. Throckmorton, husband of
the laa.t witness, was examined by Mr.
Butterworth. Beginning in 1E61, the
witness said, Judge Holt had written him
on many occasions. Witness had also
seen him write and saw the manuscript
after it was done.
"Icorresiiondcdregularlj with Judge Holt
for more than twenty years," said Major
Throckmorton. 'Tour or five" letters
passed each j ear. The last letter I recol
lect having written to him was in 18SG."
The witness was handed the will.
"I should swear that the paper was
written by Judge Holt andthe signature
was placed there by him," said the of
ficer. Arter considerable discussion Mr. Worth
ington was permitted to read a priuted slip
from the records in the War Department
showing that MaJorThrockmorton had been
court-martialed for conduct unbecoming
an orricer in October, 1891, in duplicating
his vouchers. His salary was $291 per
month. Some of the counts of the speci
fications aKo accused Major Throckmorton
of fraudulently drawing checks on the
Lincoln Bank of New York city. On co -victlon
on some of the counts he was sen
tenced by court-martial to suspension
from the service. President Harrison
commuted the sentence March 26, 1893, to
five years suspension .
Mr. Butterworth asked the witness to
state the facts in the case of his alleged
drawings o fraudulent checks on the New
York bank. Mr. Worthlngton obJected,sa
ing the court-martial was not to be tried
Mr. Butterworth replied that an attempt
was being made to attack the credibility
of the witness and that the latter shoirid
have a fair 6howing of the exlenuatimr
circumstances that might have existed in
the case. The objection was overruled and
Major Throckuforlon made a lengthy
ilore witnesses were called to identify
tho chlrograhpy of the maker of the
alleged will. The next of these was
John C. Hesse, of No. 508 Eighth street
southeast, a clerk in the "War Depart
ment since 1862. He had frequently
seen the signature of the late judge advo
cate general. "Witness thought the signa
ture at the foot of the will belonged to
Miss Throckmorton was recalled for
the 6ame purpose.
"That is the signature of my grand
father," she said, firmly, "and that is bis
handwriting," pointing to the- Dody of the
The correspondence between the witness
and Judge Holt was again gone into at
length. Miss Throckmorton had none of
the letters she had received. She had
recently read tho letters her godfather
had written her parents.
When you refer to your godfather
you mean Judge Holt, do you," asked
"I do," replied Miss ThrockmoiQBi, curt
ly, and she caused a ripple oX feusuter
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KNEW THE HANDWRITING.
Another personal friend of Judge Holt
was Major Theophihib Galnc'b, now an at
tornej, of Fajctte, W. Va. ile was called
next, nis familiarity with the hand
writing and signature of the deceased
caused him to declare that both the bodj
and the name at the foot of the will
were placed there by his friend's hand.
Witness saw Judge Holt write a recom
mendation in l6C. That is the last due
he would fi positively as having seen
him write. It was in the neighborhood of
thirtj venrs between the time he had
seen the testator write, and the next
lime he hud seen un of ids writing.
There were others of Mr. Darlington's
witnesses present, and he asked the court
for an adjournment until todaj.
At 2 50 o'clock court adjourned until
10 o'clock this morning.
LAKE SHORE FREIGHT "WHE-CK.
"WunhliiKton lirakeman nad Ills Foot
Ct ushed in the Accident.
Toledo, 0.,May 19 At Air Line Junction
this morning as fast freight No. G3, on the
Lake Shore, was pulling out, the air hose
broke, setting the trout brakes.
An einptj stock car in the middle of the
train was crushed like a paper box, and of
Eeven men who wore riding in It, one was
killed and five more or less severelj in
jured. Edward Hav ens of Washington, Ga ,
Ind., right hand crushed aud head cut; Fred
Williams, No 5 Roew oodav enue, Cleveland,
Ind., leg crushed; John Merrill, Boston,
lert foot crushed; William St. Clair, Wash
ington, D. C, left foot crushed; John F.
Conway, Utica, N. T., right rootinjured and
badly bruised. The seventh man escaped
FIRST CONFEDERATE FLAG.
Mlssisslppians Recover an Early Em
blem of the Civil war.
Jackson. Miss., May 19. Capt J. C.
Rietti has received from New York what
is perhaps the first Confederate flag made
It was presented to the First Mississippi
Rifles bv the ladies of Jackson on the eve
of their departure for Pensacola thlrtj
five j cars ago. Phillip Rhlnelander or'
New York sends the flag here lor identi
fication, saying he purchased it from one
James Scott of Dalton,.Ga.
As Scott's name is not on the old com.
pany roter survivors of the First Mis
sissippi would like to know how he came
by it. The flag is full of bullet holes,
showing ltsaw warm service. Itwasstolen
Irom Jackson about the middle of the
war and never heard of until today.
SILVEJR TO BE IN CONTROL.
Illinois Democratic Committeeman
Figures on the Delegates.
Chicago, III., Maj 19 Secretary Nelson,
of the State committee, gave out a state
ment today in which he -claimed that IT
Kentucky goes for silver, the national
convention will be controlled by that
faction of thepartj.
He declared that the fight fdr silver
was practically won in Illinois, 304 dele
gates being Instructed for silver and
Altgeld, out of .123 so far elected through
out the State, and only seven for gold.
The primaries in this city and county for
tho Democratic county convention will be
held tomorrow and although a lively time
is expected the gold organization prac
tically admits defeat by talking of bolt
ing the convention and holding an inde
pendent one. The prospects are that a
bolt will occur.
Illegal Fishing in Lnko Erie.
Ottawa, Out , May 19. The department
of marine and fisheries has been warned
that extensive Illegal fishing is being ear
ned on in Lake Erie. The offenders.
it is said, are Americans, who find fi
ing poor on their own side of the lake
In order to escape detection they remove
rioats and buoys from their nets when
setting them in Canadian waters. The
nets are thus sunk below the surface,
whieir renders their detection almost im
possible by the dominion cruisers.
To His Last Besting Place.
New York, May 19. The remains of
John A. Cockerill wero taken this after
noon, in a special car furnished by Presi
dent Depew, to St. Louis. The car was
attached to the Southwestern limited,
winch left the grand central station at 1
o'clock, and will arrive at its destination
at 6:30 p. m. tomorrow evening. The
casket was covered with flowers.
B. & O. Hecelvers' Certificates.
New York, May 19. Gen. Louis Fitz-4
gcruiu, cnuirumii oi me reorganization
committee of the Baltimore aud Ohio rail-,
road, said today: "Tho statement that
the receivers of theBaltImore aud Ohio
are to apply to the court for permission
to issue $5,000,000 of receivers' certifi
cates and $3,400,000 of car trusts is
correct. These will be the maximum is
sues under the receivership.
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LIKE A MATH SENTENCE
Transvaal Reform Oomm'.tt e
Prisoners Get Fifteen Years.
E-cutlve Council Tieeldes Upon the
Tei in SnrprlHe In
London, May 10. The Times will tomor
row publish a dispatch from Pretoria
saving that the executive council or the
Transvaal litis deemed thai Col. Francis
Rhodes, brother of pe-cll Khodes, Lionel
Phillips, George Fnrrjx and John najs
Hammond, the leaders of the Johannesburg
reform committee, -who were sentenced to
death for high treasonagafnsttheTransvnul,
but whose sentences wetei,ubseauemly com
muted, shall undergo riffeen ears imprison
ment. Itisgenerally hoped tbatthlsscntence will
be modified. No decision has jet been
reached in regard to the other prisoner".
The dispatch does not contain the word
"Imprisonment," but the Times assumes
that the sentence does not mean banish
ment, because of the expression dr hope
that It will be mitigated. It sajs that
the sentence is or such excessive rigor
as to produce almost as painful an im
pression of surprise as did the sentence
or death. It adds that fifteen years in
the Pretoria Jail for middle-aged men u,
almost equivalent to death.
If the prisoners were banished there
would be no reason to object, but the de
cision of the council will tend to aggravate
The situation is calculated to obstruct
tho appeasement or excited reelings. The
Times adds that it cannot believe that it
is the intention oC President Kruger and
the council to persist in enrorclng the
decision unless they have reasons for
pursuing a poIlc which does not make
COULDN'T ELECT A SENATOR.
Prospect of u Long Struggle in tho
New Orleans, La.. May 19. Spcciil
from Baton Rouge, La., to the Daily
States todai, sajs. As required b law,
the two houses of the legislature balloted
separately for a United States Senator
to succeed Senator N C. Blanchard
It resulted as follows: Blanchard, -'S;
Walter C. Deucgre, 30 -.Capt. J. N. Pharr,
30; Congressman Andrew 'Price, 3; Judge
Blackmau, 3; Judge S. D. McEnery, 5;
C. E. Fenner, 1. Necessary to a choice,
65 There arc a total or 134 votes in
the legislature and of these 128 voted
The prospect is there will be a long
aud bitter struggle.
SHARP FIGHTING IN CUBA.
Col. Garrldo Encounters Insurgents
Near Cunoa and Defents Them.
Havana. May 19. A 'column or troops
under command of CQl. Garrldo. while
marching from Guantinamo in, the direc
tion of Sagua de Tanamo to prevent the
rebels from protecllngithe landing of a
filibustering expedition; which was ex
pected to arrive shortly, met near Canoa
a strong insurgent force occupying a for
The troops fiercely attacked the rebels
and dislodged ttn,m from their position.
The rebel loss is unknown.
Eighteen of the troops were seriously
and twelve slightly wounded.
Bayard on the Arbitration Movement.
London, May 19. At a meeting of the
Feacc Society, held tonight for the pur
pose of promoting Anglo-American arbi
tration, the secretary read a letter from
Ambassador Bayard, In which he said that
would gladly and gratefully aid the
use, but he felt that the voice of each
countiy should first be distinctively and
Fisherman Drowned at Pensacola.
Pensacola, Fla., May 19. John Clark, a
fisherman, aged fifty-seven years, was
drowned from the small smack Collins
near the Pensacola navyyard about 9
o'clock last night. Some tfiink be jumped
overboard in a fit of delirium tremens.
NO EXTRA CHARGE.
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for the summer months may
have Thb OBimES mailed to
any address', in this country
at the-Tregular subscription
Have The Times follow
you whereveryou go and
keep informed: as to Wash
Prompt und Numerous Offers of Aid
for the Uereuved Fumllles Made.
Corrected Estlmutes of the Lokhc-
and Insurance Arrangements for
the Four Funerals Completed.
It Is now believed that the death list of
Monday night's rire is closed.
The condition of the wounded firemen
was reported at Providence Hospital last
night to be much unproved. Kettler,
whose Injuries it was first thought would
prove fatal, was said to be much better.
Toward midnight he fell asleep and rested.
quietly until morning. He Is much better
than at any-time since he was brought
to the hospital and although not jet out of
danger there Is every hope that he will live.
The terrible experience or being buried
alive for four hours and the constant fear
or a terrible death by fire, were a great
sho k lo the brave fireman. He bore up
heroically while pinioned down in the minis.
but when relief came at last and the strain
was lessened, reaction setin and the effects
or the shock and nervous tension weakened
Donaldson, the other fireman at the
hospital, has improved rapidlj under the
careful nursing of the phjsicians. He was
badly crushed anil suffered considerable
pain from his burned hands and anus, but
is in no dunger.
At Providence the firemen have a private
room which is endowed and kept for their
use alone. For this reason they w ere taken
there rathir than to Emergency Hospital
w hlehwus located much nearer the scene of
FUNERA L ARRANGEMENTS.
Arrangements for the burial of the diniL
fin men were made jefeterdaj as far as
It is expected that the funerals, three
or which will take place tomorrow, will
beattendcurby large numbers of people not
only or the rriends and acquaintances or
the deceased but or their neighbors gen
erally. The body or Joseph Mulhall is now at
hN late home at Firth aud I streets
southeast. The funeral services will be
held at St. Peter's Church tomorrow morn
ing at 9 o'clock and will be conducted
by Father Sullivan.
It was not decided last eveuing what
disposition would be made or the bodv of
Daniel Conway. The arrangements are
to be made l Sergeant Fitzgerald, his
brother-m law. Mrs Conway, the mother
or the deceased, telegraphed Mr. Fitz
gerald last evening that she desired the
bodv to be taken to New York and it is
probable that it will be sent to that city
toniilitfor interment there toirorrow.
The body or Thomas A. Griffin was
removed jesterday afternoon from (iavv
lcr's undertaking establishment at 1734
Pennsylvania avenue northwest, to his
"Where the Hodles "Were Found.
late home at No. 921 Tvventj-hfth street
northwest. The sad story of Griffin's
lire was told jestcrda in The Evening
Tunes. He had but recently been mar
ried. The funeral services will be held
at St. Stephen's Church tomorrow Horn
ing at 9 o'clock aud will be conducted by
The remains of George Giles were re
moved jesterday to his home, 1712 Four
teenth street northwest.
The services will probably Le at AVst
Street Presbyterian Church, of which he
was a member, the interment to be at Oak
Hill Cemetery. Mr. Giles was a member of
several lodges, w hlcb will make the ar
rangements. The selection of the pallbearers will
probably be made today and in each case
there will be a number of the members of
their respective companies on the list.
AT THE BURNT SECTION.
The scene of the fire was visited by
thousands of people jesterday, notwith
standing the immense crowd that saw it
all on Monday night. The cordon of the
police lines was much closer in than on
the night of the fire so that people got a
much nearer view or the total destruction
in sonic places and the general blackened
and scarred condition of all the houses
touched by tho flames.
The police are still m charge and will
be until the. insurance people have had an
opportunity to complete their estimates.
This was not possible yesterday, as it was
only a few hours before dark when the
firemen ceased work on some oP the build
ings, or actually had them under their
The mobt surprised people were, of
course, the country people, who came in
the morning, and the greater numbers, who
came in the late afternoon, for the usual
sales of this day. Business was not, how
sver, suspended on the block, as there
Sre many houses which do the same busi
ness as was done In those which were
destroj ed, so that trade in country produce
was not "paralyzed."
There was a suggestion jesterday that
the Commissioners be asked to permit tho
erection of tent bazaars for the trans
action of business till the repairs can be
made, but no petition had been made up
to last night.
TO REBUILD AT ONCE.
The Inconvenience to tho merchants will
not, however, be of long continuance, as
it was stated yesterday by the owners of
nearly all the houses, damaged or de
stroyed, that they would begin at once
the operations of rebuilding.
At present the scene Is one of unutter
able confusion. The sidewalks are littered
with damaged goods la such shape that It
is impossible to discover their real charac
ter. At the Clark and Bensinger places the
wreck appears to be complete. The in
terior ruins aro sadly picturesque. There
was great curiosity among all the visitors
to see the places where the ffremen were
The most careful, and perhaps the roost
accurate estimate of the losses is con
tained in the report handed into Lieut.
Amiss by Officers Bears aud Sprinkle at
precinct No, 1. The names of the owners
of tho buildings, totally or partially de
troyad, and their occupants and nature
The Last of the "Wooden Hore.
of their bus!ues. were given yesterday
in Tho Evening Times.
The tabulation or the losses on stock
and buildings as shown by the police
report gives a total damage of $177,800,
on which was a total Insurance or $101,
710. There are no reports in the cases
or the premises at 911-13 B street, but
it Is believed that the return from these
places will run the damage up jo $200,
000. It will lie noticed that there Is a dis
proportion lietween the insurance rigures
and the estimated damages. A well-In-rormed
insurance man said last night that
this was explained by the fact that the
insurance rate for these mercantile places
Is very large, anil that consequently the
owners of buildings and stocks prefer
to take a great share of the risks them
selves. t THE LOSS AND INSURANCE.
The amount of insurance to be paid out
Is the largest on the local companies for
many jears for any one fire. It is be
lieved that about sixty thousand dollars
Joseph F. MulhuII.
ot the total is held by local companies
and rifty thousand dollars by companies
represented here by agents only.
The following is the report made to
Precinct No. 1, and it agrees with the
estimates made from other sources In
E. J. Adams. C07-9 B SVXB SI.H0
G. Tajlor Wade.91I-ttB... No rep't No rep't
WVV. LHhear,9I5B 2,10 1.C00
aonn a. uavis, ui7 u
V. Shrcvc 1 feon, 921 B
ILC. Cohurn, f3?B
J. B. Crowley. 925 B
Brown Bros., 9-J7 B
Premises J31 B
J. II. beinms 92s B
Golden. Love d-Co.. 92 La.
"W. A. Clark Co.. 92G La.
Loving i Co.. 923 La ave...
J. Geobegaii, 932 La. ave ....
Compton Bros., 931 La. ave..
O. O. fapicer, 9i6 La. ave...;.
S. Bensmgor, 93S-40 La. ave..
Value of stock
3, to l,5sC0
SYMPATHY FOR THE. FAMILIES.
While the expression of sympathy fcr
tlie bereaved families of the martyr-, to
duty was general, there have been many
substantial tenders of service, firstof which
was the suliscnption or The Times.
Arrangements have been madeand others
are makiug for a number or benerit per
formances, among which may be ncted the
Rev- Dr. Rodgers will on Tueday night
next give his beautiful lecture on Ben Hur
at the Church of Our Father. The church
will be given free or charge, a number of
musiciaushave volunteered, and the enter
tainment will be, as usual, with the superb
Mrs Flora C. Djcr tenders to The Time
her ball room, aud will furnish the music
for a- concert or whatever entertainment
may be given at the ball room. Heraddress
is iol7 R street northwest.
Miss Siddons, on Lehalt of all interested
in the performance, offers one-half or the
proceed-, of the recital to be given on May
27 at Uuiversalist Church. The price ot
admission for this purpose has been reduced
from $1 to fifty cents, those having pur.
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The Places Where
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Captain General' Order Prohibiting
Exportation of Tobacco Incense
the Cubans in Florida Americans
"Who Have Altjde Large Parohases
in the Islund "Will Lose Heavily,
Jacksonville, Fla., May 19. The ordet
of Gen. Wcyler, prohibiting the exporta
tion or tobacco from Cuba, has caused
consternation among the Cubans of Florida
The revenues of the United States govern
ment wilt be cut down at least $1,000,
000 from the; port of TaTnpa alone dur
the next year, says Collector "Wilson, ot
of the Internal revenue department, if
the orders are carried out by the Spanish
Thousands ot Cubans in Florida will be
thrown out of employment it there is
no Cuban tobacco to manufacture, and,
having nothing to do, these Cubans will
go over to Cuba to fight for the inde
pendence ot their native land. It is tlie
general opinion that Gen. Weyler haa
made a bad move in issuing any such
His object, was, no doubt, to throw
the Cubans in thfcj country out of employ
ment, and thus reduce their ability to
aid the cause of the insurgents flnaaelally,
but wlil'e he may succeed in this, he
will, in reality, have strengthened the
Cuban army to a great extent, and brough
their victory nearer.
FACTORY SHUTS DOWN.
Tampa. Fla., May 19. The cigar industry
or this city is beginning to feel the effects
of the war In Cuba to a serious extent.
Yesterday rumors were current on the
street that Ybor Manrara's factory had shut
down and that othera had also closed down.
A reporter went out to see Mr. Manrara
and others concerning- the report. Mr.
Manrara wasln his office as usual and when
approached said they were working, but
that probably they would shut down this
morning fora fevvdays. Theotherfactories
were at work as usual
The Spanish government has fixed the
limit for exportation of tolicto from tfc
island at the 20th of May. After that date
no more tobacco will be allowed to leave
Cuba. A t this time, American buyers have
invested millions of dollars in the leaf as is
hangs in thedry houses, and whicala insuch,
a condition thatit cannot be safely removed
inside of sixty days.
The weather there at this time Is as dry
as it it here, and thelear cannot be handled
without great loss to the purchasers. The
Spanish government is quite well aware
of this and their object la to strike at ths
backbone of Cuban liberty by cutting oft
the means through which the insurgents
derive their principal support.
A SEVERE BLOW.
This Is a severe blow to the American
Industry and a great Injustice to American
citizen-, who have invented so heavily in
Cuban leaf tobacco. Tt-e government of
the United States has already been ad
vised of the status of the ca.-e and have
been asked to use its good offices-with
the Spanish government to get an exten
sion of the limit for sixty day3, so as to
allow American purchasers to get their
values out of the island. It is hoped the
United States government will act prompt
ly in this matter, as the limit fixed now is
very short, and delay would result in
In case the ettenslorrls not granted the
manufacturers do not know just what
will be done by them. But one thing is
certain. The cigarmakers will flock to the
island by thousands and take up arms la
the cause of liberty. All over the streets
und m the cafes this was the talk.
If the extension Is not granted 5,000
cigarmakers rrom Tampa will be in Cuba
and on their way there within si -sty da ja.
JUDGE ON TRIAL.
Chief Justice Snodsra- of Tennes
see Churned "With Jntent to Kill.
Chattanooga, Tenn . May 19. The case
or State vs David L. Sncdirrass. chief
justice of the Tenncee supreme bench,
was called at II o'clock this morning in
the circuit court of Hamilton county
The defendant is charged with assault
with intent to kill Col. J. R Beasley, for
reflecting on a judicial decision to which
Snodgrass was a. party as a "political
Judge Snodgrass meeting Beasley, de
manded retraction, and after hot words,
drew a revolver and wounded him in the
arm Beasley ran for governor in lSS2on
the Greenback ticket The case, wu?
last some days.
Cholera in Egypt.
Alexandria, Ma v 19. la this city titere
were twenty-eight deaths from cholera,
today. In Cairo there was six deatb3
rrom the disease and In Old Cairo elgbtee
Congress Heights orfice tSl Pa. ave. mr.
the Firemen Died.
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