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THE HORNING- TIMES, THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 1891
"High-grade tailoring at
popular prices" is our new
Handsome plaid spring
suits made to measure for
$12 $15 $18 and $20.
- Cut by our regular cut
ters and guaranteed to fit.
Corner 7th and E Streets N. W.
No Itram-li Storo In Wnhliiiijjton.
RQSSTO SUCGEEO HIMSELF
Cliapm Brown to Tafcc Col.
THE SITUATION AT PRESENT
ilr. ISniwn lias the Support of dis
trict Hepublicnns "With Xo 6p
position, "While ilr. Boss "Was.
Not Offensive to Silver Senators
as u Gold Mini.
Tlie test information obtainable points
to the nomination of John "W. Ross to
succeed himself: and Chapin Brown to
succeed George TrueMlell as Commissioners
of tlie IMfitilct of Columbia. The friends
Of llr. Brown have made a very active
campaign, and several of tlie most piomi
nent Senators are enlisted in his behalf,
with the result that he is regarded as a
very formidable candidate.
The principal arguments in behalf of Mr.
Eossare that his lecordjshOfeoed and that,
unless he is reap ointed, tlieie is no pros
pect of there being an expeiienced Com
missioner on the board.
Mr. Trueidell has friends who are piess
lng his claims, but it is eaid that home
Senators have alieady declared themselves
to be hostile to his confirmation. The
opposition rises largely from tlie electric
lighting contest of the past winter.
Mr. Eoss has the hearty bupportof jnanj
members of tlie Bisti let Committees of the
Senate and Bouse, who "would like to tee
him renominated. He is himself making
no particular effort for another term, but
It is becoming more apparent daily that
he will be the choice of the 1' resident for
the Democratic membership of the board.
The silver Senators will not oppose Mr.
Ross for confirmation. He was a gold
man, but his course was not such as to be
offensive to them.
Presumably, the nominations of both
Ross and Brown will be confirmed without-opisositlon.
THE K1LES ROBBERY CASE
Denial By the Lawyer That He
Claims That Ho Was Tulccn III at
a Theater What Police
An account was published yesterday in
The livening Times of the officially re
ported robbery of Mr. Edward Q. Nlles, a
well-known member or the bar, he having
been put at the mercy of thieves by tlie
use of knock-out drops. Mr. Mies Uvea
at No. 138 Massachusetts avenue north
east. The statement on which the story became
current is on the books at the Ninth pre
cinct, police headquarters, and at the
Pirst precinct. The entry Is as follows at
the latter station: E. G. Nlles, Second
street and Maryland avenue northeast, re
ports that last night i Tuesday), while in
DeAtley's, he was drugged and robbed
of between $200 and $300. lie was with a
cabman, named Kelly, who brought him
In tlie cab near to home, and put him out
In the street before he had regained con
sciousness. Suspects Kelly of having had
a hand in the robbery." "
Sutioamnster Allen said that this state
ment was telephoned to headquarters at
3:15 yesterday morning, and that in tak
ing tlie message at the First precinct the
residence of Mr. Niles was recorded er
roneously, or sent erroneously, as Second
and Maryland avenue instead of Second
and Massachusetts avenue, the latter ad
dress being given In tlie two other reports.
Mr. Xiles called at The Times office last
night and denied emphatically that he
was the victim of the robbery, or that
he was in any shape or form or circum
stance connected with the publication.
He said that on Tuesday he attended a
performance at one of the theaters in the
afternoon, felt unwell, went across the
street to a druggist, got relief, went
home and dined. He came down town
again, but was at home at 11:30 p. m.;
went to bed at midnight, and knew noth
ing whatever about the circumstances as
published. Mr. Niles exhibited his gold
watch, which was one of the articles
6tated to have been stolen from him by
the knock-out drop operatois.
The statement on which the police entry
is based was made to Policeman Crosby,
of the Ninth precinct.
HKMOYKD HIS TRUNK.
While Henry Pencoch Slept $250
Belonging to Him Was Stolen.
The residence of Mrs. Henry, No. 1219
Thirty-second street, was entered and
robbed last night of a sum of money
amounting to over $230, belonging to
Henry Peacock, one of the roomers in the
house. "While Mr. Peacock was asleep
some one-entered his room, the door of
which was unlocked, and removed a trunk
containingthe money to the bathroom.
Mr. Peacock, being a found sleeper, was
not awakened. After leaching the bath
room, the jobbers forced the lock and se
cured the money and escaped.
The discovery was made a few hours
later by one of the boaiders falling over
the trunk as lie entered the bathroom.
Detectives Have a Clew.
A clew, which may develop Into an im
portant oue, was discovered yesterday in
the case of the diamond robbery reported
to the police in TucBdavby Gerome Desio,
the F street jeweler. One of the trays,
which is supposed to have been stolen
from Mr. Desio's window, and which con
tained the gems, was recovered yesterday
morning 1 n the saloon of J, P. McDonnell,
No- 537 New Jersey avenue. The tray
is believed to have been left there by
two men who entered tho place shortly
before 1 o'clock. Tuesday afternoon, and
after purchasing a drink made tlte remark
that they would have to hasten to the
depot to meet a friend, whom they were
to accompany on an outgoing train.
Armor for BntJioshins.
Secretary Long will Ut-vv the advertise
ruent today for 8,000 tons of nickel steel
armor for liatUesliips T, 8, and 9, pro
posals tor which will be opened .April 0.
By law, the cost of this armor must not
average 'Over $300 per ton.
BUSH OP OFFIGESEEKEHS
Another Grand Charge Made
Upon the White" House.
TUB PRESIDENT OVERWORKED
A Uecord.Urealslnp; Day Secretary
Porter Getting Acciuuinted With
Public Men Joe"JlIaelsuuru Only
Wants to Pay His Respects Some
of the Distinguished Visitors.
The office-seekers gave President Mc
Kinley another of the grand rushes yes
terday which have become an everyday
affair with him since last Friday. Yes
terday was the record-breaking day for
an outjwurlng of men who came to tlie
President's houe to insist upon quick and
favorable action in their cases.
The demanding stage lias not as yet been
reached, but unless the President shows
a disposition to make appointments with
more rapidity than has been shown In the
past three day, it is apparent that a
change in the temper of those wishing the
places in person, and those who arc here
indorsing them, will soon make itself
Tho bright sunshine of yesterday, while
it was pleasant for the President to look
upon, as he gazed out of the broad win
dows upon the grounds below, eerved as
an incentive for the marshaling of tho
pie-hunting army at the outer doors of
the halls leading to the President's private
room, in greater numbers than have gone
there since Saturday last.
Those who know the President best
are of the impression that he will be
forced to prescribe certain hours for the
reception of offlceseekers, or soon find
himself in bed from overexertion. Since
last Monday there haB hardly been an
hour from 9 In the morning until 5 in
the evening when .the latch-string was
not hanging on the outer door, and, fig
uratively speaking, the sign of 'welcome"
was well displayed.
Mr. J. Addison Porter, the President's
private secretary, has, to a certain ex
tent, made considerable progress lir the
art of receiving and discharging the hun-
! dreds of callers. When Col. Porter came
i to "Washington he" had the personal ac
j quaintauce of but few public men and
i they were mostly from New England. He
has progressed, and now can fit names
to faces with fair rapidity and success.
It will take him many years, however, to
approach the 'nack" so admirably dem
onstrated in this particular branch of the
private secretary industry at the first week
of the administration of Col. Daniel S.
Lamont, who canie here with Mr. Cleve
land, in 18S5. While the crowd yester
day was large and somewhat demonstra
tive in its desire to get what it came
for, it was handled with a little more
system than on the days previous
When the doors opened leading to the
private secretary's room, at 9 o'clock,
there were at that early hour some twenty
or more persons in the hall, waiting for
an audience. Of these were Senators
Lo:lge and Nelson. They were ushered
into the President's piivate oflice at once.
Senator Lodge came to talk of the Draper
Loom for the German ambassadorship.
Senator Nelson was less ambitious. He
thought it would be good politics for Min
nesota to have ex-Congressman Mark II.
Bunnell made one of the auditors of the
"When the flurry was the greatest and
office ambition at its full flood, who should
appear upon the scene but the Etnlwart
form of ex-Senator .losepli C. S. Black
burn of Kentucky, who announced in the
hallway that he wanted nothing at the
hands of the new .Administration. The
ex-Senator took occasion to say, however,
that he was pleased beyond his power to
state that there was at last a Piesidcnt
in the "White House with whom lie was
upon speaking terms. Tlie Kentuckiau
was quick to pass beyond the doors, and
was lost to sight behind the numerous doors
leading in the direction of the President.
With him were Senator "Walthall of Miss
issippi, and ex-Representative McCieary of
In the opinion of many it required a full
supply of assurance on the part of Senator
Blackburn to call, especially so when tak
ing into consideration the fact that the
President has Eought to take part in the
Senatorial contioversy which has for some
months been going on in that State, which
would have for Its purpose the defeating
of Senator Blackburn for re-election.
Neither of the Kcntuckians had any
favors to ask, nor did the Mi&jhuipplan.
They had merely called to "pay their
Amoug the other notable visitors was
that gentleman who from 1861 to 1865
made the hills and valleys ring with the
echo of his musketry, when a military out
law In pursuit of the enemy, of which the
present President was an inconspicuous
member. The visitor was the famous Col.
John S. Mosby, who made more military
history than any man of his ago who woro
the gray. During the period of blood
shed, when the two men were facing each
other's bullets, Col. Mosby was at the
zenith of his form, while Mr. McKinley was
a private, and often detailed to do the
cooking for his mess. Great changes have
taken place. The young private of those
days is now the executive head of a great
The two men had never met during the
war nor since until yesterday. Col. Mosby
was not unknown to the President. He had
heard of the dashing commander who in
those days of "long ago" he was pleased
to call a "guerrilla," because of his outlaw
method of warfare. The once dauntless
Confederate was ushered into the Presi
dent's room unaccompanied by anyone.
The meeting of the two men was most
cordial. The President said he had heard
of his visitor many times, and there was
a time when he had given him no little con
cern, and that was in the Shenandoah
Valley, when Col. Mosby was making
things very lively for the enemy.
Col. Mosby said he had not forgotten those
days, but that he had been more Interested
in the political triumph of tho President
than ho had tried to extcrmlnato tho
Union Army. Col. Mosby said he wanted
nothing, but had come to the "White House
for the first time since Hayes was Presi
dent. Minnesota played a strong hand yes
terday. The claims of ex-Gov. L. F. Hub
bard, who wants to go to Rome a8 am
bassador, were presented, as were also
those of Tama Bixby for Commissioner of
the General Land Office Capt. Reed, of
the same State, believes the country will
be well served if he will but be permitted
to occupy the Deputy Commissionership. of
Senator Tenrose of Pennsylvania, who is
nrniid to boast Hint with him then la "nn
sentiment in politics,'' accompanied by i
thlrty-nnc lusty members of the Keystone
State legislature, fairly Taidcd the Presi
dential headquarters in the Interest of ex
Rcpresontatlve "Jack'' Robinson for As
sistant Secretary of the Navy.
There were iiosts of Senators and Rep
resentatives, all claiming Presidential at
tention for the appointment of some, if not
all, their Republican constituents. Spooncr,
Foraker, Fairbanks, Kyle, Banna, Shoup,
Wilson, Perkins, Mason, Allison, Gear, Cul-
lom and many othcrB were there, some J
of whom remained many minntes, much to
tlie disgust of tlie plain people, who sat
upon the outside awaiting tlie kindly of
fice of Albert Simmons, who guards tlie
doorleadingto the private secretary' stooiii.
Tlie monotonyof tlie day from place-hunters
was somewhat relieved when a num
ber of bishops of the African Methodist
Episcopal Church assembled In the Cabinet
room, where they presented the President
with a handsome Bible, the one upon which
the President took tlie oath of his office
one week ago. The presentation speech
was made by Bishop Arnett, of "Wither
force, 0. Tlie President responded briefly.
The Bible was a handsome book, espe
cially printed for the bishops, who had
arranged some time In advance for It to
be us'ed on the occasion of tiie inauguration.
It was almost 4 o'clock when the Pres
ident appeared in the East Parlor to receive
the public, who had been waiting for al
most an hour. The public reception was
After the reception the President had a
conference In tlie private part of the "White
House with Chairman Diugley, of the Ways
and Means Committee, and Representative
Grosveuor, of Ohio.
The best information "now assigns the
principal European missions as follows:
England, Col. John Hay; France, Gen.
Horace F. Porter; Germany, 'William F.
Draper; Austria, John A. Logan, Jr., or
William R. Morriam, It is stated that there
are strong prospects of the reappointment
of John Russell Young to the mission to
Pekin, which he filled so acceptably a
number of years ago. It Is likely that the
Chinese emperor will raise the rank of
the minister to Washington to that of
ambassador, in whlchevcnt doubtless Japan
will also follow with a simlliar increase in
the rank of its representative. The name
of Moses P. Handy, of Illinois, is nw
being discussed for Minister to Tokio, but
It is stated by his friends that the position
that he is determined upon and is hopeful
or getting is that of Commissioner to the
Paris Exposition in celebration of the
dawn of tho twentieth century.
H0BART BROOKS RESIGNS
Internal Dissensions in "The Heart
Mrs. Carter Still Unwell A How
Between the Press Agent
und the Mnnnger.
A performance of "The Heart of Mary
land" was given at the Lafayette at the
matinee yesterday and again last night.
Mrs. Leslie Carter, however, did not take
the part of Maryland.
In her place was a very nice young
woman, an ingenue, who docs not pretend
to anv great ability as au emotional
actress, like Mrs. Leslie Carter. She
read the lines or the part Irom a book
and walked through the scenes, omitting
the belfry bcene.
Mrs. Carter's throat is still very much
affected. Dr. Gardner, her physician, has
ordered her not to play Iter part until she
has entirely recovered, audit is reared that
this may not be until tomorrow night. He
tells her that the penalty of disobedience
to his oiders will mean the los of her
A-oice temporarily and perhaps its perman
ent injury. It cannot be surely stated that
Mrs. Carter will buablcto appear tomorrow
night or Saturday.
The substitution of an understudy for
a woman like .Mrs. Carter in a play like
"The Heart of Maryland," where the
personality of this lady so dominates the
whole action and life of the performance,
cannot but be unsatisfactory, to put it
mildly. The belfry scene, too. Is cer
tainly a most essential one to tlie con
tinuity and completeness of tlie play.
There were many expressions last night
of the opinion that a mistake had been
made in attempting to play without Mrs.
Carter. It is learned, too, that both Mrs.
Carter and "Mr. Belasco, the author of the
play, do not. approve of the production
under these difficulties, and are sorry that
it has been given. No decision has yet
been announced as to the intetion of the
management in the event that Mrs. Carter
continues too ill to take her part.
There is another story about. "The Heart
of Maryland" people this week, which
may be slightly connected with this ab
sence of Mrs. Carter, and which, at least,
has been associated with it in gossip
about town during the last two days..
Mr. Hobart Brooks, a well-known Wash
ington newspaper man, is the press agent
of the company. It is stated that his
work throughout the country this season
has been most successful.
Mr. BrooKs had promised a box to one
of the Washington newspaper men for in
auguration night. The Washington rnpers
had treated "Tlie Heart of Maryland" well,
and he was disposed to be liberal.
Mr. Max Blieman, the mannger and pro
prietor of the play, and company, refused
to honor Mr. Brooks' order. The news
paper man was grievously offended. Mr.
Brooks was more so. He called Mr. filler
man names. Mr. Blieman is said to have
expressed an utter lack of respect for all
newspaper men, Including Mr. Brooks and
the gentleman who had not received the
In addition to this he suggested to Ir.
Brooks the advisability of a severance
of the relations between them', a sugges
tion in which Mr. Brooks immediately
Mr. Belasco, who is only receiving royal
ties from Mr. Bleiman and has no voice
in the management, telegraphed the press
man to continue as press agent
for Mrs. Carter and to draw on him for
his pay. His telegram, which is ono
of the documents in the case, is a most
cordial expression of his regard for Mr.
Such an arrangement would have been
impossible, however. Mr. Brooks could
not have continued any kind of connection
with the company in antagonism to Mr.
Blieman. Mr. Blieman would have cut off
his seat supply, and what Is a press agent
without seats to distribute. 'These diffi
culties Mr. Brooks explained to Mr. Be
lasco, and last night finally declined his
offer. Mr. Belasco has engaged Hobart
for his next season.
It Is said that quite probably Mrs. Car
ter's illness has been accentuated by this
Brooks was appointed at the request of
Mr. Belasco, and Mrs. Carter is also a
warm friend of his, and has been ex
tremely well pleased with his exploitation
of her charms.
Last night, however, Mr. Brooks and
"TbeHeartof Maryland" Companyparted.
Republicans Victorious in New Yor,lc.
Rochester, N. Y., March 10. Tho town
elections held in Livingston county yester
day resulted generally in favor of the Re
publicans. The Democrats carried only
two of the dozen towns heard from. The
election at Clyde, Wayne county, Fairport,
Monroe county, and Batavia, Genesee
county, also resulted in victory for the Re
publicans. The Sugar- Schedule Adopted.
The sugar schedule, as outlined in The
Times yesterday, was adopted by the
Ways and Means Committee yesterday.
The woolen scheduler was next taken up
and considered atrboth afternoon and even
ing sessions, but another session will be
necessary. before the schedule is complete.'
E RUffl I1NGT0N
She Seeks- 'Redress for the Mur
der of Her Husband.
WILL ASK AN INVESTIGATION
The Widow Finds Friends Here
Who Onco Lived in Cuba Five
Children Share Her Grief Tho
Preliminary Details of the In
quiry to Bo Arranged Here.
Mrs. Dr. Ruiz, the widow of the Ameri
can citizen, who was killed In his prison
cell at Guanabacoa, arrived in the city
yesterday morning from New Tork; and,
with her family of five children, Is staying
with friends at 171 1 Corcoran street north
west. This lady, In whom tho people of
the United States feel a pathetic interest
by reason of her claim tp citizenship in
this country and because of the shocking
manner in which her husbaud was put to
death, has come here to seek satisfaction,
so far as possible, for the wrongs done her
and her husband by the Spanish officials,
through the friendly offices of thia.Govcru
menfc and the best possible legal asshtanco.
This case is understood to be one not
capable of prompt settlement, and will
involve interviews wltii the Secretary of
State, the gathering and putting in shape
of the documentary evidence to sub
stantiate her claim and that of her hus
band to the protection of tills country, and
proof that her husband was mudered, which
will disprove the Spanish account of the
tragedy, that the unfortunate man com
mitted suicide to escape merited punish
ment. The full name of this interesting visitor
is Mrs. Rita Lescade de Ruiz. The choice
of a place of residence in Washington was
made at No. 1714 Corcoran street, be
cause the wife of the proprietor of that
home is a Cuban, who lived at one time
near the-Ruiz family in Cuba. Tlie proprie
tor is not a Cuban, but owns property un
the island. At this house Mrs. Ruiz was
given a hearty welcome, and it is under
stood that j-he and her family will remain
there until the proceedings which can-only
be had here have been commenced.
Mrs. Ruiz is a lady of about thirty
five or thirty-sis years or age. When
seen iat night by a representative of The
Times she was dressed, of course, in deep
mourning, us were the two eldest mem
bers of her family the girls, Mercedes,
aged thirteeujand Evangeline, aged eleven.
er .c,i:uuren are Kti-urdiio, nine
;Retie,seyen yearsold, and Uloria,
a child of thrpe.. The two girls, who are
old enough to reel and .syiupalliizu with
the surferiugji of their mother, are evi
dently affectionate and intelligent chil
dren. ' '
The younger of .these two Is a type of
Cuban beauty, with large, lustrous dark
eyes, dark skin,, black hair, and an oval
face, a rather plctuicsque-looking young
beauty, wlioije. hair is free to rove in
tangled masses , oyer her forehead and
down her shoulders. The eldest girl was
equally pretty, and very much of the same
type. Both of 'them were Inseparable from
their mother,, who,, having rested in the
afternoon, was In the parlor with some
of her friends,, Mrs. Ruiz begged to be ex
cused .from an interview,. She said that
ihe was mentally and physically fatigued,
and besides the, &tory of the death of her
husband, and the cause of her coming to
America, were already well-known to the
public hero. ,
Mrs. Ruiz, of course, declined to make
known any of. her plans. There is still
ample evidence of thu great shock con
veyed to ber by the intelligence or tlie
brutal manner in which her l.usband was
killed. She is, in truth, only new itcover
ing but slowly from the piostration caused
by that, event, and is natmallj aveise to
speaking or the subject except when neces
sary. The death of Dr. Ruiz and the
manner in which it is stated to have been
accomplished were a shock to eveiy sen
sibility wherever the were read, he having
been killed with a bludgeon for an alleged
resentment of his wiongs and dhobci4eiio
to a captious order from a Spanish olficer.
It was stated last night that when mat ers
were in such shape as that they could be
given publicity, tliete would be no objec
t'oa to the publication of the facts as they
weie piogressively substantiated.
Mrs. Ruiz did not call at the State De
partment yesterday, and will not do so,
it was stated, for several days. Nor has
she yet chosen her attorneys.
Mrs. Ruiz is in sucii a condition that a
very serious illness might be the result
of the terrible ordeal which she has but
recently undergone. She is evidently in
need of several days' rest at least. This
alone would preventany Immediate activity
by herself or her advisers; but there is an
additional reason, which makes delay im
peratlve. The necessary documents, in
which she wilt base her claim against
the Spanish government, are widely scat
tered and it will be impossible to gather
Some of the most important of them are
in Havana, and others in Philadelphia and
New York. An international lawyer will
be required In Mrs. Ruiz's case. It is
stated that there are very Tew lawyers in
this country possessing the ability and at
the same time the special knowledge that
would fit them to handle it. Some delay
may therefore be expected in this direc
tion. An intimate friend and adviser of Mrs.
Ruiz was seen in relation to heicase, by a
Times reporter, last night. He stated
that there is not tho slightest question
that the claim is a Just one, and that the
Spanish government will be forced to
indemnify her eventually.
"Mrs. Ruiz is an American citizen, as
lawfully as any native-born American," he
said. "Dr. Ruiz was naturalized and his
naturalization papers were fully com
pleted in accordance with every require
ment of the law. The birth of everyone of
his children was recorded at the American
consulate in Havana. All or these things
can be fully proven.
"Tho evidence of the murder of Dr. Ruiz,
suoh jproofs as cannot reasonably be
doubted, is In our hands, or now bing
brought to us from those who have it.
"As to the immediate matter of an
audience with Secretary Sherman we have
no fear that lie will refuse it. The in
vestigation of the' murder of Ruiz is wlth-
HHULTZ On Tuesday. March U, 1897,
at 2 o'clock, at Providence Hospital,
WILLIAM ARNOLD SRULTZ.aged thirty
eight years, soil or John A. and Barbara
Shultz, and brother of Mrs. II. E. Am
mauu of No. 4411 New York avenue north
west. Interment at Addison Chapel at 2 o'clock
Thursday afternoon. Funeral from icsi
dence of Mr. H. E. Ammann, 4-12 New
ork avenue northwest. it
NORTON On Wednesday, March 10,
1897, at 3:15 p. in., ELIZA, beloved and
only child of John and Mary Norton, aged
three years and fpur months.
Funeral at 3 p.. in. on Friday, 12th
mat., from parents residence, 802 F street
J". VTILIL.IA.M: LEE.
832 Pa. Ave. N.W..
First-class service 'Phoue; 1383.
out any question very much a State De
partment affair, and a pressing one.
"There has been some doubt expressed
if it would be diplomatic for Secretary
Sherman to receive Mrs. Ruiz while there
was any uncertainty of .her American
citizenship. However1, our proofs of this
are prima facie, and will not be disputed."
Briefly retold, the circumstances which
have led to the visit to this country of
Mrs. Ruiz are as follows:
Her husband, Dr. Ruiz, although born In
Cuba, studied his profession in Philadel
phia, and became a naturalized citizen of
this country. .He returned to Cuba, where
he, ids wife and their children, took up
residence at Guanabacoa.
When the war broke out Dr. Ruiz, feel
ing safe in his citizenship, held aloof from
all connection with the struggle, and
quietly pursued the practice of Ids pro
fession. On the shallowest and most unsubstantial
of charges lie was dragged from his home
by Fousdeviela, military governor or Guan
abacoa, und thrown into prison. For thir
teen days lie was held "incomnitmlcando."
At tlie end or thirteen days the Span
iards gave out that Ruiz had taken his own
life But all the circumstances would seem
to indicate that the unfortunate man was
brutally murdered by the Spaniards.
Some time before his death he managed
to scratch with his thumb nail, using as
ink ills own blood, on the bottom of his cell
chair the folio wiug message:
"To Mercedes, Evangeline, Rica rdito, Rene
and Gloria: Fait well, children or my life.
Be obedlcnttoyour mother. I bless you all.
I S"HALL BE "KILLED. To Rita, my wire
and soul, adlos. IT I am removed tell all.
1 shall be killed ir taken to Havana.
Fonsdcvieia went to the bouse or the
penniless widow and demanded that she
sign a paper declaring that her husband
had committed suicide. "When she indig
nantly refused he threatened her also with
Thoroughly alarmed, Mrs. Ruiz appealed
to Consul General Lee, and he, with the
assistance of numerous other citizens of
the United States, residents in Cuba,
finally secured permission for her and her
children to leave thu Island.
They took passage on tlie Seneca, sall
iug from Havana March 3, and reached
IIICYCLH TJIIKF ARItKSTKI-).
Will Cornell Has Stolen a Number
Detective Gallagher, of the central of
fice, yesterday afternoon succeeded in
capturing Will Cornell, one of the most
expert and daring bicycle thieves in this
part of the country. Cornell Is only
twenty-three years old, but lifts made a
business of stealing wheels, it is said,
for the past five or six years, and he
is credited with having stolen no less than
seven wheels in this city within the past
Cornell has a brother, Frank, whoisjiOW
serving a three years' sentence in the
"pen" for housebreaking, and when ar
rested confessed to the oificers that his
bio. her was guilty or having stolen several
tuoycles. Foi.r yeais ago "Will was ilrst
arrested, and at that time admitted having
taken four wheels which did not belong
to him and sold them. At that time his
father, who is a messenger in the Interior
Department, settled the matter with the
losers, and thus his son escaped piose
cntiou. MONITOK PURITAN DISABLED.
Cruiser Columbia Ordered to Pro
ceed to Her Assistance.
Tlie Navy Department has received the
following dispatch In regard to the dis
abled monitor Puritan:
"HattcmsCove, N. C, 1 p. m. Puritan
engines disabled. One may run short
time, but have convoy read to tow. We
weathered the gale admirably.
Secretary of the- Navy Long wired to
Capt. Sands, or the cruiser Columbia, at
Hampton. Roads. Va., to proceed to Hat
teras with all dispatch to assist the moni
tor Puritan, -which is reported disabled
near Cape Hatteras. The Puritan is lying
south of Hatteras hfe-.saving station, sup
posedly with her machinery disabled. She
put into Soutliport.N. C, on Thursday last
for shelter from the heavy weather, and
it is tl ought at the Navy Department, tha"
she started fiom Southport to New York
Democratic Supervisors Elected.
Buffalo, N. Y., March 10. The town elec
tions held in this county yesterday resulted
in a Democratic gain or six supervisors.
The board will now stand: Democrats, 16;
The World of Business
Wall street affairs yesterday were even
less interesting than the usual dull condi
tion of things on the stock exchange re
cently. During the greater part of the ses
sion speculation was characterized by a
painrul inactivity, and a number or stocks
were practically neglected. There was a
fair amount of firmness in prices, however,
and the market closed with no radical
changes either way from Tuesday's clos
The McKJnley boom, as far as the stock
market is..onccrned, has not been in evi
dence up to the close of the first week or
the new Administration. Comparisons of
figures will show yesterday's closing
quotations no better tiian those of a week
ago. The sharps attribute this to the fact
that the public has not yet evinced its be
lief in the new Administration by getting
into the market with large orders to buy.
The whole business of the exchange these
days is professional.
The amount of business yesterday, only
91,345 shares, must be discouraging, if
not quite disgusting, to the bears. It would
be a small figure for a Saturday two-hour
session, ordinary times on the exchange
The Sugar dividends were declared yes
terday. They are payable April 2, and
are as previously announced, the regnlar
percentages. Tlie continued prevalence of
the tarifr rumors hasoutwelghted the other
most favorable Sugar facts and the stock
Is not advancing as rapidly as many trad
ers predicted for it. Nobody knows what
the sugar schedule will be. Nobody can
more than make a very wild guess. But
nevertheless the prediction is ccntlnunlly
madc that it will be unfavorable to sugar
refining interests. There Is a feeling in
wcll-inforrned quarters,. however, that be
fore the dividend is paid 120 will be
At the opening yesterday Sugar dropped
fractionally, butit sold up tollO l-8after
the announcement of the dividend.
Tobacco has been much in evidence on
the exchange of late. Tlie Lexow investi
gation of the company was followed as
that of Sugar was, by excellent advances
for prices. Yesterday Tobacco was the
feature of the market. Early in the day
it suddenly moved up from 77 1-2 to 79,
and exerted enough influence in its Jump
to stop a downward tendency in the whole
market. It fluctuated quite actively, and
closed 1-4 above Tuesday's close. The
number of shares changing hands was near
ly a fourth of the whole day's business on
Missouri Pacific is showing the bad ef-
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-rT,h, majority 0f patients who seek Dr.
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DAILY OFFICE HOURS, 10 to 5; Sun
days, 10 to 12; Monday, Wednesday, Thim
day, and Saturday evenings, (J to 8.
feet of its annual report. It ran orf 1 1-2
per cent late in the afternoon yesterday,
and the bears are predicting a further drop.
A decree has heen ordered directing the
Western Union to vncate all offices of the
Union Paciric Railroad Company, which
opens all the wires and ofrices to all
corporations on equal terms, and gives
to the Postal Telegraph Companypri vileges
or 2,000 additional miles of wire. The de
cision will require the Western Union to
do telegraph work on the line of the road
with its own operators in its own offices.
Manhattan Is a tritle weak 011 the re
duction of dividend, and may, it is thought,
drop further. Russell Sage is reported aa
having said after the Manhattan meeting
that it seemed wise not to pay cut all
earnings at present, as money is bringing
small return, and earnings not so dis
tributed can be used to improve the road.
However, U is not thought to be an ab
solute certainty that the surplus earnings
over 4 per cent will be staggering In their
The Chicago wheat market yesterday
was in the condition it usually Is when the
government report is pending. Both buy
ers and sellcra were doing but little, pre
ferring to have that document out of the
way berore assuming an aggressive atti
tude. Tuesday's bulge at the close, on
a war rumor, was lost at the opening, an
Irregular market succeeding. Toward
tlie close, however, thore was a slump,
promised liberal receipts In the northwest
and some good crop reports from Kansas
exerting a discouraging effect on weak
holders and prompting them to liquidate.
The report issued last night, based on
returns from three independent sets of.
regular correspondents, added to several
thousand from mills and elevators, all
carerully combined and weighted. It
relates principally to the distribution of
principal grains, the stocks remaining on
Tarms and the proportions of merchantable
and unmerchantable. AH grain in the
hands of farmers. Including amounts re
maining over from previous years, are In
cluded in tho estimates given.
Tho corn on band, as estimated, aggre
gates 1,161,000,000 bushels, or 51 per
cent of the last crop, against 1,072,000,
000 in March. 1896. Both the propor
tion and the quantity in original hands
at this date are unprecedented, altliough
claely approached last year and In March,
1S90. Correspondents report large stocks
In cribs, particularly In the Prairie States,
awaiting better prices.
The aggregate sold from farms to go
beyond county linesis 623.000,000 bushels,
or 27.3 per cent of the crop. The pro
portion merchantable is 1,936,000,000, or
Sl.S per cent.
The wheat reserves In farmers' hands
amount to 20.G per cent of the crop, or
88.000.000 bushels, against 123,000,000
bushels last March. Of this amount, 3
per cent is reported as coming over from
pervious crops. The proportion of wheat
sold outside the county is 51.7 per cent.
Of oats, there are 313,000,000 bushels,
or -44.2 per cent of the 1896 crop, yet
in fanners hands. Proportion shipped be
yond county lines, 27 per cent.
New "TorR Stoch Market.
Corrected dally by W. B. Hlbbs 4 Co.,
Bankers and Brokers. Members of the
.N. 1. Stock Exchange. 1421 F street
On. Hlcr'i r.ow CIos
American Spirits 13)J 13JS 155 13
Am. uc.ir Ko-mervO-.. I'fi t tint; 1I5" I 5
American Toli.icco 7w; 79 77' 7S
Atcli., Top iS. F. pfd. 23'; ISJtf 2-i 23
Hay State Gas '0; iO'i i0' IOjf
Ohloaso ilur tO 71 77 7f,, 7H?S
Chicaco and NrtUVn. H7 1' 7 1(17 1C7
CUicao Gas .5 77ij 77 77'-i
C. -M. A St. 77VS TTJil 77! 774
u- K. i. & I' 67? CS tf7. G3
Louisville .v: asuville.. 4Sjg -J9 -JSJ 49
Manhattan ... s3 SI K3 S3l
Ma. Pacific -0'. "I T0 20-
M-K.fcT..ptrt 5L SJii S0? SO?
NcwJorsov Ceil 93Vi t3 Itt 9T.H
New Vork Central U7'-i 'J'ii 97J V7M
Piula. A KoAttiu-r "K .'5'f 25 2o,$
Tcnn. iwal, A iron 17t '7 iTVf 271
U. H. Lcatsier pld MS 53 S9ii 59-,'
Wostern Union TcU C u. t2! x'i i2 i ST
Chicago Grain nnd Provision Market
Corrected dally by "W. B. Bibbs & Co.,
Bankers and BroKers. Members of the
N. Y. Stock Exchange. 1421 F street.
Opon High. Loir. losing
Mliy --iTi &i Vx i.
July. "2 X-H 71. 72J,-
Mar 24 Wil "M'i 3i
July 5Ji -i &X
.May 17 'A 17-. WZ-M
July. ISi iiK lsH-4 tS-Vi
Jlay- S.40 S.43 d.33 8.35
July 3.5i 3.52 8.4-5 8.43
May 1.15 i.17 4.12 -U2
July. 4.25 4.25 -1.22 -1..2
May 4.40 i.ia 4.40 -L40
July t.50 4.55 i 4.50 -UJU
Sow Xork Cotton Market.
Hich. Low. CJoa.
0.96 090 B.50
ara fl.95 aaj
7.03 7.00 7.W
.0i 7.05 7.1S
Washington Stock Market.
Sales Metropolitan Railroad conv. 6's,
$1,000 a til 4 1-4; We3tBnd XationatEank,
5 at 106; Capital Traction, 6 at 54; Ameri
can Graphophone, 25 at 8 7-8; Pneumatic
Gun Carriage, 100 at 79a, and 300 atSOc
QOVEUN-JiErnsoND-t. Hid. Asked.
IT. S.-4'3, RUWQ J 110 Ulfc
U.S -i's. C. 1937 Q, J US 1U
IT. S.4s. 1923 .., 123VX, l-'4
U. S.5's. 1901 Q, F US?;
distkict of cor.tntni.v BorfD3.
oslSt't "20-year KniuKu" tot
Gs 1932. "30-vaar Kuadlax." god... 110
P-suUl. "Wator Stock," eurreacy. Ill
7slS03. "ater Stock" curroncy. lll
-Funding," curroncr.3.JJ'3 103 112
HotRP.ffs. 1525 - 111JI
MetKKConr.irs. 1S9L 114 11-3
Met It U Cort. or Indebtedness.... 115 130
BeltUR53. 1321 SO
ALL persons are warned not to purchase
or negotiate certain notes made by ma
in favor of Geo. J. Jolinaon,said notes hav
ing been signed by me In a fiduciary ca
pacity and without consideration.
m,,11-s u. mcneill.
..StAAt11 ot tne condition of tho
1 4lB.V,DY WBB INSURANCE COMPANY
or Baltimore. Md.. on the 31st day of
Becember, iau. as required by act of
Congress, approved July 29, 1892-
Capital .stocic paid up $12T 500 00
Gross assets 43G 02G 87
Total liabilities, including cap
ital........... 153 290 64
Dividends paid in iaa 13800 43
Current ex pensesfor six montns
ending December 31. 1896.. c 247 28
.,,, 'THOMAS I-CAREY, President.
RICH; B. POST, Secretary.
Subscribed and sworn to before me br
K. B. 1 cat, secretary, and affirmed to by
1 nomas 1. Carey, president, this nth day
of .March, 1897. JOHN L. HEBB
. w , , Justice or the Peace.
John Higgles, agent, fto. 423 O street
northwest, Washington, D. C it
The National 5afe
Of the District of Columbia
CORNER15TUST.ANDNEW XORK AVE.
Chartered by special act orCongresa.
Jan., 1867, and act ot Oct. 1890, and
Capital, One Million Dollars
SILSBY & COMPANY,
Commission Stocic Brokers,
C13 Fifteenth. St, opp. V. 3. Treasury.
W. B. Hibbs & Co.,
BANKERS and BROKERS.
Member New York Stock JBxchansa.
1427 F Street
LADENBURG. THALMANN A Co,
AND TRUST CO.
Interest on Deposits.
Buses rented an sizes. Large burglar-proof
vault, $5 per annum and
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TJnequaled Facilities Best Service.
No better time that the present to
deal In stocts provided you get oa
tbt right side of the market.
w e Doth buy and sell stocks or all
kinds on smallest margins and glva
our patrons the benefit of our un-
JfS- Latest commercial reports rrom
all over the world.
T. J, Hodgen & Co.,
Rooms 10 and 11, Corcoran Building, 15th
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WILLIAMS. GCRLEY. J. V. BARROS3
GURLEY & BARROSS
Jiunters ami Brokers,
MEMBERS OF WASHINGTOJi STOCK
Buy and sell first-cia&t Investment Se
curities for customers- Orders solicited la
Stocks and Bonds.
New Xork Correspondents. Messrs.
HUNTER, COOPER & CO..
Members or New York Stock Exchange.
Exclusive private wire to New York office.
No. 1 335 F Street.
Columbia K It 6's. lull
ash Gaa Co. Ser A. 04. IDO.'-'jr..
W'jsh Gas Cj. Sor B. Ca. WOt--!...
Ctios. and IHjtTcI Si's lSl9iL ..
Am "See A Tro's. Kand A, 1035 ...
Am Sac js Tro's. a ml O. iDJi...
ttostiMarxee Co lstf?. 1W.MIH
. r.OuO retired annually
Wosn Jlarket CoimDtis. l'Z-17
. ash -ilarfcot Co axt'ii?. Ut-27.
Masonic liall Ascl.t'ni"i. UJi.
w ash. LtlnC IsttTs. 1901
SATIONAt. BASK bTOCKS.
Bauk of Washington .,
iautr ot Republic. ............,
. SO 95
.. iuO ......
.. 175 2T0
.. 2lW 21U
.. 231 310
Ceutral 2J2 275
Pariaora ami Stecnanici...... ...... 175 19j
Second . 133 ......
Citizens. ...... 115 ......
Columbia. ., .. fcS
Cautcu. 12u 12J
VetEna . . .... luG i0T.;
traders'- 92 9
I.iucoiil. iU- iu4
safe DErosrr axd-tittst companies.
Nat Sare ieioit anil Triiat....... 112 U5
Wh Uan ii.l Xrusc.. .- 119ft 12.
A.-i.crsecumr Truat...... M0 115
ilun Sale Heuosis. ....... ........ SO ......
Capital Tractloa Co.... 51 M
Metropolitan Ui'JK 1I0K
Caluntliia. ................ ........... 60 ......
GAs JlSU KIUiCTElCLlGUTdTOCICi.
Washington Gas 44VT ttla.
Georgetown Gas....... J5 ......
I;, a. luectric huue... So t&
traui.Hi). 38 ....
.Ueiropolltau.. .......... ........... Hi ......
Corcoran ............ ...... ......... iS ......
Potomac ............................ 18 ......
Aj-Iinutoa PJa ......
Uenuau-Ajnericau. ................ 18 ......
.Nat.oual Umoiu..... ...... .......... Ivli 11
i.'oluaiDia 114 IS
TITLE lifSUlIA-NCK STOCKS.
Real Lstate Title 10L J and J. 97
Columbia Title 5
Washington Tltlo... ...... ...... ....
District title ....
1 cnusylvama... 83
uhesapoaue ana i'oioauic... ...... od
Axuoricuctir.ipliopDoue... ......... 8J
American Ji'tauaoylioiiQ peer Uj
1'ueUiu.itlC UUa Uarriaa. ......... .;;
Mergeutlialur iunotypo luew)..... ICCJ
Lauston iionotypa SJi
V a3tiiu.:tou Mirxet... ...... Jl
Nor. and Wash. Steamboat....... ....
Baltimore, March 10. Flour weak
western super, $2.65a$3.00; do. extra,
$3.25a$3.yu; do. famlly,?4.20a$l:.rj0; win
ter wheat patent, $-1.60a$l.S5; spring do.,
$1.25a$1.50; spring wheatstraight,$4.10a
$1.25 receipts, 5.801 barrels; exports, 12,
293 barrels; sales, 1,850 barrels. Wheat
very dull spot, SO 1-4 bid; May, 811-2a
81 3-1 receipts, 19,-t03 bushels; exports,
none; stock, 509,313 bushels southern
wheat by sample, 90n92; do. on grmle,
813-la89 3-L Corn dulland firm spot
and month, 2G 5-Sa26 3-1; April, 25 7-Sa
27; May, 27 l-2a27 5-S; steamer mixrd,
25 l-8a25 1-1 receipts, 24S.723 bushels;
exports, 120,327 bushels; stock, 2,02-1,-833
bushels; sales, 20,000 bushels south
ern white corn, 26 1-2; do. yellow. 26u
2G 1-2. Oats firm No- 2 white, 2-la25;
No. 2mlxed,22a23 receipts14,660 bush
els; exports, none; stock. 390.2G2 bushels.
Rye steady No. 2 nearby,39 l-2a-10; west
ern, 40 1-2 receipts, 5,204 bushels; ex
ports, 31,286 bushels; stock, 79,375 bush
els. Hay steady choice timothy, $ 1 3.50a
S14.00. Grain freights qniet, lac-lined to
be easy, unchanged. Sugar and butter
steady, unchanged. Eggsweak.uncbangcd
Chcese steady, unchanged. "Whisky unchanged